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Dec 11, 2018

Hungary makes significant progress in the fight against corruption

Sándor Pintér welcomed significant progress in fighting corruption, adding that automated bureaucratic processes were of great help in “reducing the chance of temptations”

Hungary has made successful efforts to stifle corruption, the Interior Minister has revealed.

Sándor Pintér made the claim during an event marking the seventh anniversary of an anti-graft cooperation agreement signed by Hungarian authorities and the International Anti-Corruption Day of December 9.

According to MTI, the minister welcomed significant progress in fighting corruption, adding that automated bureaucratic processes were of great help in “reducing the chance of temptations”.

Tünde Handó, head of the National Judiciary Office, said that judges’ impartiality is ensured by individual and organizational independence. All parties wish impartial and fair treatment in judiciary processes, she added.

László Domokos, head of the National Audit Office (ASZ), said that Hungarian authorities are cooperating successfully against corruption. Preventive measures are up to standard in international comparison as well, he said.

Csaba Balázs Rigó, the head of the Public Procurement Authority, said that in a practice unique in the EU, the public procurement authority also reviews the implementation of contracts upon request.