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Budapest, March 19 (MTI) – Ruling Fidesz will file a written request for a report from the chief prosecutor on the investigations regarding the irregularities around the construction of Budapest’s fourth metro line, Fidesz MP László Kucsak told a press conference on Sunday.

The European Commission’s European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) published a report on January 12 unravelling serious irregularities around the construction of Budapest’s fourth metro line, Kucsak noted. All but one of the irregularities found were from between 2005-2008, and the scope of the damage is such “that it would have been impossible to bring about without systematic corruption”. The case is obviously connected to the [then governing] Socialists and Liberals, he said.

The total sum concerned in the case “of possible fraud or even theft”, Kucsak said, is 167 billion forints (EUR 540m). The EU could be entitled to a reimbursement of up to 59 billion forints (EUR 191m), he said.

Source: MTI

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