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 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”
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”
Hungary’s authorities are conducting a “real investigation” into alleged fraud concerning public lighting projects, Chief Prosecutor Peter Polt said in a letter to Ingeborg Graessle, head of the European Parliament’s budget control committee, on Monday. Continue reading “Chief Prosecutor: investigation into alleged public procurement fraud real”
I won’t let myself used in the Hungarian election campaign, Ingeborg Grässle, the head of the European Parliament’s budgetary control committee (CONT) told Hungarian news site Azonnali. Continue reading “Grässle: EU funds should serve the country, not a party”
OLAF revealed serious irregularities in EU contracts won by the Elios company, formerly co-owned by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s son-in-law, Istvan Tiborcz. As the scandal is getting bigger, the EP’s budgetary control chief urges authorities to act, Politico reports. Continue reading “German MEP wants real police probe into the Elios case”