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European Commission Proposes to Cut Funds to Hungary

Sep 18, 2022

The European Commission, the quasi-government of the European Union, calls for an estimated EUR 7.5 billion in EU funding to be withheld from Hungary over corruption concerns that the Hungarian government failed to dispel. Referring to EC President Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union address earlier this week, EC Commissioner Johannes Hahn, in […]

Hungary to establish anti-graft authority in bid to unlock EU funds

Sep 9, 2022

The Hungarian government decided to set up an anti-corruption authority that will work together with non-government organizations to oversee the spending of European Union funds. The move comes as Budapest seeks to unlock billions of euros in EU development funds that Brussels suspended on claims of state-level corruption and a decline in the rule of […]

Eurobarometer: Corruption is Extensive in Hungary

Jul 25, 2022

Corruption remains a serious problem for EU citizens – and this is especially true for Hungarians: 91% of those polled believe that corruption is widespread in this country, while the EU average is 68%. The European Commission has published the latest Special Eurobarometer on Corruption, which captures citizens' perceptions and experiences, as well as the […]

Unlikely Winner Emerges in Hungary’s Opposition Run-Off
Small-town mayor Márki-Zay elected to challenge PM Orbán in 2022

Oct 22, 2021

Hungary’s opposition parties, which have joined forces to fight next year’s general election, have elected a small-town mayor to challenge incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the 2022 polls. Péter Márki-Zay is expected to win over swing voters and disillusioned Orbán supporters as the opposition seeks to stop Orbán from winning a fourth term in […]

What Worries Hungarians?

Jul 31, 2020

The state of healthcare, financial/political corruption and poverty – these are the three biggest worries of Hungarians according to a new international poll by Ipsos. 56% Hungarians worry about health problems (this being the highest value globally), but corruption (54%, also the highest value in the world) and poverty (49%, third highest value after Russia […]

International Weightlifting Federation Leaves Budapest

Apr 24, 2020

The Acting President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Ursula Papandrea is expected to move the headquarters of the organization as soon as possible to Lausanne, Switzerland as the relocation is underway from the IWF offices in Budapest, home city of outgoing President Tamás Aján who resigned on allegations of corruption. “The Executive Board has […]

| source: Transparency International Hungary

TI Hungary recognizes investigative journalist

Jan 12, 2018

Transparency International Hungary has rewarded the exploration of corruption in the municipality of Ferencváros with the Göbölyös Soma Prize. The author of the winning entry, a series of articles was Dániel Ács, a journalist at the news portal


Hungarians feel powerless against corruption

Nov 18, 2016

According to the Hungarian people, corruption is an increasingly serious problem, while the number of those who believe that one can act against it is on the decline, the Global Corruption Barometer of Transparency International (TI) says about Hungary.

Bribery is still widespread |

Corruption permeates Hungarian economy

Apr 19, 2016

The perception of bribery and corruption among corporate executives has not changed meaningfully over the last four years, according to the 14th Global Fraud Survey by Ernst & Young. In Hungary, this ratio is well above even the regional average at 66%.


EU still concerned about corruption in Hungary

Mar 4, 2016

Corruption affecting public decisionmaking, public healthcare and public procurement remained a cause of concern in Hungary, the European Commission said in its latest country report cited by the Hungarian financial website

US Ambassador Colleen Bell speaking at the anti-corruption Átláccó festival in Budapest | Sándor Laczkó

Átláccó conference on corruption

Dec 9, 2015

On International Anti-Corruption Day, Transparency International Hungary (TI) organized its Átláccó (Transparent’) festival in Budapest on the theme of public procurement, the distribution and supervision of EU funds, and the abuses related to these.

Money from hand to hand |

Overpriced EU projects in Hungary

Nov 9, 2015

Projects financed from European Union funds in Hungary are “routinely overpriced”, according to the report “Corruption risks of EU resources in Hungary” by Transparency International Hungary, that monitors and publishes corporate and political corruption.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán on the football pitch |

Corruption risks in Hungarian sports financing

Oct 26, 2015

Spectacle sports in Hungary have been given HUF 200 billion state tax support with a lack of transparency. That has been revealed by Transparency International in its latest report "Corruption risks in the Hungarian sports financing," presented in Budapest.

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