Hungary Adopts Anti-Corruption Measures To Access EU Funding
According to the government website, the Hungarian authorities accepted anti-corruption modifications to a statute to prevent losing EU money.
136 MPs voted in favor of the changes to the « conditional criminal procedure » statute, which governs the responsibility of officials for bribery, while 7 abstained and 14 did not vote.
Due to corruption in the country’s administration, the European Commission (EC) suggested cutting funds for Hungary in September, adding a conditionality mechanism for accessing the EU budget for Budapest, and freezing around 7.5 billion euros of money.
The Hungarian government wrote to the EC in response and developed plans to address every issue.