Budapest, February 3 (MTI) – The findings of an investigation by the European Union’s anti-fraud office (OLAF) should be made public, but it is up to OLAF to decide if the report can be published in full, the head of the data protection authority (NAIH) said.
Daily Magyar Nemzet quoted Attila Péterfalvi as saying that the report is “public information from the first letter to the last” because it concerns public funds from the central budget and from the EU. But he added that providing free access to the document was up to OLAF’s discretion.
Péterfalvi suggested that the head of the government office should seek approval from OLAF to publish the report. Péterfalvi told daily Magyar Hirlap that Hungary’s chief prosecutor could have objections against publication, with regard to the investigation into alleged fraud involved in the metro construction, but added that the prosecutor’s office has not answered his inquiry.