Fidesz spox: EU, Hungary need rules to exclude similar cases to Altus
Budapest, May 27 (MTI) – Rules are needed both in Hungary and the European Union that would preclude the possibility of a case arising in the future similar to the EU’s contract with Ferenc Gyurcsany’s company Altus, Fidesz spokesman Bence Tuzson told public television’s M1 on Wednesday.
He said the contract with the company of a former prime minister and party leader was unprecedented in the EU. Gyurcsany is financing his political party with the proceeds, he said.
The spokesman said subsidy regulations must be reviewed both at the level of the EU and Hungary. If necessary, Hungary will change its rules on conflict of interest, he added.
If it turns out that EU rules conflict with the Altus contract then this contract must be rescinded, he insisted. Brussels has already been asked to withdraw the contract on moral grounds, he noted.