The Socialists believe an in-depth probe by the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (NAIH) proves that the ministry of human resources “intentionally abused its powers and unlawfully withheld data of public interest”, an MEP for the opposition party said on Facebook on Saturday.
István Újhelyi said the NAIH had faulted the ministry for withholding information of public interest related to the pandemic he had requested.
In light of the revelation, he said Minister of Human Resources István Kásler should resign and the requested data be made available.
If the ministry fails to comply with its legal obligations within 30 days, he said the matter would be taken to court.
If the Socialists come to power, everyone who covered up information of public interest during the pandemic will be called to account, he added.
Újhelyi said he had requested information from the ministry on the vaccination status of coronavirus patients, the circumstances of European Union vaccine acquisitions and the government’s involvement in these matters.