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”
Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga discussed issues concerning the next European Union budget with Finland’s minister for European affairs Tytti Tuppurainen in Brussels on Monday. Continue reading “Finnish PM to visit Budapest”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday said that even at times when the continent was divided “we knew there was always only one Europe,” at an ecumenical service commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic, a pivotal event in the fall of communism in 1989. Continue reading ““Europe has always been one” – Orban meets Merkel”
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”
According to Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet there’s a Hungarian citizen under the FBI’s witness protection program in the United States, who can be a key player in transferring embezzlened EU money abroad. Continue reading “Hungarian corruption cases investigated by the FBI”