Gergely Karacsony, Budapest’s new mayor, has set out the mottoes which he said would guide the city’s leadership in the next five-year municipal cycle. Speaking at the new municipal assembly’s first meeting after his oath-taking, Karacsony said there should not be any “second-class” citizens in the city. Continue reading “Budapest assembly votes to support anti-corruption programme”
Graft under the previous, Socialist and Liberal governments, has “largely contributed” to findings in the latest annual report of the European Union’s anti-corruption office (OLAF), ruling Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch told Hungarian journalists in Brussels on Wednesday.
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) would make Hungary repay almost 4 % of the EU funds the country had received between 2014 and 2018, according to the anti-fraud body’s latest report. Continue reading “Hungary leads OLAF’s fraud statistics”
The opposition Socialist Party has called on parliament to set up an investigative committee to examine the purchase of Microsoft software by state companies.
Suspicions of fraud cannot be ruled out in the case of Microsoft Hungary, according to the latest statement by the Prosecution Service. An executive and employees of Microsoft’s Hungary office had been accused of bribing government officials in the country in order to obtain business. Continue reading “Microsoft case: prosecution speaks about suspected fraud”
The opposition Jobbik and Socialist parties on Wednesday called for Hungary to join the European Prosecutor’s Office, saying that dropping the investigation against Elios Innovativ on suspicion of fraud showed that some people in Hungary enjoyed preferential treatment. Continue reading “Opposition calls for Hungary to join EPPO”
Tibor Bana, the deputy leader of conservative opposition Jobbik, on Wednesday said the party will call on its members to support Hungary’s membership in the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). Continue reading “Jobbik calls for Hungary to join European prosecutor’s office”
The European Parliament’s (EP) budgetary control committee (CONT) has cited “serious corruption” in Hungary in a draft report approved on Wednesday. Continue reading “EP committee takes Hungary to task over corruption”
Hungarian news site HVG.hu made a short interview with Istvan Tiborcz, the prime minister’s son-in-law who told them he didn’t have a chance to talk to OLAF about the Elios-case, but according to 24.hu he didn’t tell the truth. Continue reading “Orban’s son-in-law lies to the press”
In an interview with Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet, Jobbik’s chairman and prime ministerial candidates said his party’s MPs have been approached by people close to Fidesz, who were enquiring what they’d do if Fidesz won’t have a majority in the parliament after the elections on Sunday. Continue reading “Vona: Jobbik will win alone”