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There’s no such thing as a presumption of innocence when it comes to charges of corruption and allegations of misuse of EU funds in Hungary – at least for much of the media. Their negative bias compromises their journalistic integrity, and when news and information counters their narrative, they simply ignore it.
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