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Budapest’s corruption working group sends report to EP on metro 4

Budapest’s corruption working group sends report to EP on metro 4

The Budapest metropolitan council’s working group on corruption has sent its report in connection with the metro 4 investment to the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control.

Máté Kocsis, the ruling Fidesz party’s Budapest leader, said at a press conference on Friday that given the EP committee will discuss related investigations carried out by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) next week, Fidesz’s Budapest branch has asked the head of the working group to send the report in English approved by the Budapest Assembly to the panel.

Thanks to former Socialist prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány and Gábor Demszky, Budapest’s mayor at the time, and his deputies,

the metro 4 investment became the biggest corruption case in the country, Kocsis said.

He noted that the city assembly on Feb. 22 decided to set up a working group on corruption in connection with the OLAF report.

The working group’s head, Lénárd Borbély (Fidesz), said the investment had been one of the most expensive projects in the European Union during the 2007-2013 funding period. The investment’s costs ballooned by more than two hundred billion forints, he added.

According to the OLAF report, the city’s administration after 2010 was not involved in any corruption, Borbély said.

Featured image: Daily News Hungary

Source: MTI

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