Deutsch: OLAF doesn’t back opposition suspicions

Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch has said that the head of the European Union’s anti-fraud office (OLAF) has given evidence to the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) concerning the office’s activities related to Hungary and nothing he said supported suspicions or allegations raised by Hungary’s opposition parties.

Deutsch told MTI late on Monday that concerning the 14 ongoing investigations related to Hungary, OLAF acting director-general Nicolas Ilett said that, relative to other EU member states, cases concerning Hungary were few in terms of the proportion of allegations to actual OLAF investigations. Further, Ilett said relations between OLAF and the Hungarian authorities were “proper and satisfactory”.

According to Deutsch, Ilett also said that, with the exception of the case related to graft around the metro 4 investment, the amount Hungary was likely to repay to the EU would be below the reimbursement rate expected of other EU member states.

Source: MTI

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