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Párbeszéd Submits Anti-Graft Proposals to Parliament

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.09.04.

The opposition Párbeszéd party on Friday said it has submitted three proposals to parliament related to setting up an anti-corruption agency and protecting whistleblowers.

Párbeszéd’s bills include a constitutional amendment proposal on setting up an anti-corruption agency and one on the proposed agency’s regulations, Bence Tordai, the party’s deputy group leader, told on online press conference. The third proposal concerns the protection of whistleblowers exposing corruption, he said.

Passing these bills would allow Hungary to “rid itself of the oligarchs . sucking the life out of the Hungarian economy”, Tordai said.

The leader of the opposition Momentum Movement, András Fekete-Győr told the same press conference that some 1,000 billion forints’ (EUR 2.87bn) worth of public funds were lost to corruption in Hungary each year.

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If the opposition wins next year’s general election it will set up an anti-corruption agency and agree to Hungary joining the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), Fekete-Győr said.

In the featured photo: Bence Tordai, deputy group leader of Párbeszéd. Photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI