The Elios scandal is getting bigger

The EU’s anti-fraud agency (OLAF) named seven companies and several people who are involved in the so-called Elios case, a scandal evolving around the Elios Innovativ Zrt, 24.hu reports. OLAF suspects that an organised crime mechanism in misusing EU funds meant for street-lightning projects, the prime minister’s son-in-law, Istvan Tiborcz was also involved in Elios at that time. Continue reading “The Elios scandal is getting bigger”

Lazar: difference between Hungary, EC views on budget ‘not irreconcilable’

There are no “irreconcilable differences” between the goals of the Hungarian government and the position of the European Commission concerning the community’s budget, the Hungarian government office chief said on Friday, adding that it was necessary to continue Europe’s cohesion policy. Continue reading “Lazar: difference between Hungary, EC views on budget ‘not irreconcilable’”

Govt focused on building central European alliances

The Hungarian government is focused on building alliances with its central European peers, as evidenced by last week’s Visegrad Group summit in Budapest and Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s official visit to Vienna earlier this week, the government office chief said on Thursday. Hungary and Serbia’s joint cabinet meeting scheduled for next week is also in line with this strategy, Janos Lazar told a regular weekly … Continue reading Govt focused on building central European alliances