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Dec 07, 2016

Hungarian government pulls out of Open Government Partnership

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said "it makes no sense to maintain our membership in an organization which has totally deviated from its founding objectives and principles"

The Hungarian government is pulling out of the Open Government Partnership because of the group's unfair and unfounded criticism of Hungary, it has been reported.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says that the international group, which includes 70 countries, has issued "one-sided reports" about Hungary containing criticism by "so-called civic groups" while ignoring the government's position.

The Open Government Partnership is an international initiative to promote transparency and fight corruption, causes the Hungarian government is firmly behind.

However, the ministry said "it makes no sense to maintain our membership in an organization which has totally deviated from its founding objectives and principles."