Jobbik files complaint over MVM donation to pro-government NGO
Budapest, May 19 (MTI) – The opposition Jobbik party has filed a complaint at the chief public prosecutor’s office over a 508 million forint (EUR 1.6m) donation received by the pro-government Civil Unity Forum (CÖF) from state-owned energy company MVM last year, a party lawmaker said on Friday.
Over the past 7-8 years it was impossible to know how CÖF could afford to finance its activities organised in support of the government, István Szávay told a press conference.
It has now been revealed that MVM was supporting the organisation which raises the suspicion that CÖF posters showing Jobbik leader Gábor Vona and opposition DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány in the company of a clown were financed from public monies, he said, referring to a billboard campaign mounted by the NGO last year.
Szávay said this could imply the misuse of public funds and said he had filed a complaint over it to the chief public prosecutor’s office.
He said he is expecting information from all the ministries on whether any of the institutions belonging to them have supported CÖF.