The National Directorate General for Disaster Management (OKF) on Friday announced the completion of an upgrade of Hungary’s radiation monitoring system.
OKF added 30 next-generation monitoring stations and upgraded 26 existing ones, bringing the total number to 160. It also acquired four mobile radiation monitoring stations and consolidated public warning systems on a common platform. The project was supported by 4.8 billion forints (EUR 13m) in European Union funding.
The opposition Democratic Coalition has proposed that Justice Minister Judit Varga should be interviewed by the European Parliament’s Pegasus committee.
DK MEP Sandor Rónai told an online press conference on Friday that the committee was in charge of investigating abuse of the spy software in Europe.
In recent months, members of the Orbán government have made contradictory statements and the committee should hear Varga as the “number one government official in charge of the issue”, he said. Her direct subordinates have signed the instructions for “illegal monitoring” and Varga has not given a clear explanation for months, he added.