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Opposition DK Urges EC to Make Participation in EPPO a Condition for EU Funding

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.24.

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) is recommending to the European Commission to make participation in the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), and acceptance of any sanctions the office imposes, a condition for receiving European Union funding, Sándor Rónai, the party’s MEP, said at a press conference on Facebook on Sunday.

Rónai said at the press conference:

An end must be brought to the practice of governments similar to the Orbán government of throwing about EU monies.

He said the EU does much to undercover corruption, noting that the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) had found a number of serious irregularities with investments of the Orbán government. But OLAF may not initiate criminal procedures, it may not bring charges, and it may not impose its recommendations on the authorities of member states, he added.

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