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Fidesz: Companies Linked to Momentum MEP Should Pay Back ‘EU Funds Won Illegitimately’

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.07.29.

Ruling Fidesz on Wednesday called on the companies owned by the family of Katalin Cseh, an MEP of the opposition Momentum Movement, to pay back European Union funding that Fidesz maintains was obtained illegitimately.

Fidesz communications director István Hollik accused the family’s company of using EU funding “to develop software they’d had for a long time; they simply pocketed EU money.”

Opposition Politician Accused of Winning EU Tenders Before Political Career
Opposition Politician Accused of Winning EU Tenders Before Political Career

"Those in the Fidesz propaganda factory have put their heads together and produced a piece of writing that can hardly be called defamatory," Katalin Cseh said in reaction to the accusations.Continue reading

Hollik accused Cseh’s family of “hypocrisy”. “While Cseh’s party was campaigning at full-tilt against [Budapest hosting] the Olympics, the companies in her family won Olympics-related tenders,” he said.

According to the Momentum politician, “the propaganda media” simply added up all the EU subsidies received by each and every company and business registered in the same industrial park, where the printing office her father used to run is located.

Cseh says that it is clearly evident from the company documents that she resigned from the management of the company years ago, long before entering politics.

“Fidesz and its propaganda are bothered by my anti-corruption efforts, but they can’t intimidate me. I will take the necessary legal action in this matter,” Cseh concluded her post. She later confirmed to Telex that she will launch lawsuits.

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