Hungarian Interior Minister Sándor Pintér said on Monday that Hungary had made successful efforts to stifle corruption.

Pintér addressed an event marking the seventh anniversary of an anti-graft cooperation agreement signed by Hungarian authorities and the International Anti-Corruption Day of December 9.

The minister welcomed significant progress in fighting corruption, adding that automated bureaucratic processes were of great help in “reducing the chance of temptations”.

Tünde Handó, head of the National Judiciary Office, said that judges’ impartiality is ensured by individual and organisational independence. All parties wish impartial and fair treatment in judiciary processes, she added.

László Domokos, head of the National Audit Office (ASZ), said that Hungarian authorities are cooperating successfully against corruption.

Preventive measures are up to standard in international comparison as well, he said.

Csaba Balázs Rigó, the head of the Public Procurement Authority, said that in a practice unique in the EU, the public procurement authority also reviews the implementation of contracts upon request.

Source: MTI

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