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Make no mistake: Transparency International is part of George Soros’s wider network of “independent” NGOs. Like its affiliate in Hungary, this group receives ample funding from Soros’s Open Society Foundation, and it should surprise no one that that fact is reflected in the group’s biased analysis of Hungary.
Hungary has become a popular topic among some in Finland recently. In an opinion piece published online in Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat, the former Finnish ambassador to Budapest, Petri Tuomi-Nikula, writes that “Hungary is one of the most corrupt countries in the European Union”.
OLAF had reviewed 400 billion HUF in concluded Metro 4 contracts and found inconsistencies in 272 billion HUF (880M EUR) worth of work. There were indications of five possible crimes at a total value of 166 billion HUF (540M EUR), and the EU is asking for the repayment of 59 billion HUF (192M EUR)
The EU has determined major discrepancies with relation to eight contracts concluded between 2003 and 2009. This is the second largest sum that Hungary must repay following the corruption scandal relating to the Metro 4 project
Implicating the Socialist-led government in the biggest corruption scandal since Hungary joined the EU, the OLAF report uncovered irregularities and the suspicion of corruption in connection with 57 contracts, with most losses tied to five contracts