Budapest (MTI) – Police and the tax and excise office will set up special teams to investigate exclusively Hungarian involvement in the international offshore “Panama Papers” scandal, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after a meeting of the national security committee on Monday.

Responding to a question by radical nationalist Jobbik lawmaker György Szilágyi, Orbán said that the prosecutor’s office will hopefully cooperate in the effort.

Investigations are under way and will continue, and will probably yield results, especially if the international investigation authorities are willing to cooperate, Orbán said. He noted that in a case involving the opposition Socialists’ former deputy leader, the Austrian authorities are unwilling to reveal how funds ended up in Austrian accounts.

Even without international cooperation, the Hungarian investigators will not give up their efforts, he added.

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