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Jan 24, 2017

Mayor of Budapest has urged OLAF to publish report on metro 4 line project

Mayor István Tarlós has called it “unfortunate” that the report concerning suspected corruption has not yet been published

The Mayor of Budapest has urged the European Union’s anti-fraud office (OLAF) to release the report on the metro 4 line project.

Mayor István Tarlós has called it “unfortunate” that the report concerning suspected corruption has not yet been published, according to Magyar Idok.

Publication of the document would put an end to the “chaos, double-talk, and attempts to shake off responsibility," Tarlós told the newspaper.

In the document, OLAF listed 78 instances in the metro project in which criminal activities were suspected, Tarlós said, insisting that all but one had been committed before 2010.

Earlier this week the government said responsibility for the metro 4 line project fiasco lies with the liberal-socialist metropolitan leadership and government in office at the time and it is the duty of the authorities to find out who is responsible under criminal law for the malpractices and irregularities surrounding the project.