More than one third of the municipalities in Hungary – that is, 40% of them – hide what and how they purchased through public procurement. This way, control and publicity are excluded, even though we are talking about public data. Transparency International Hungary went after the question of why are these data not public. Is it only due to the negligence of the municipalities? Or is there something else behind?
On 30 of April, 2013, in an extraordinary process within 24 hours, the Hungarian Parliament adopted an amendment to the Act CXII of 2011 on the Right of Informational Self-Determination and Freedom of Information. The amendment is under the procedure of promulgation, it will be published in a couple of days and will enter into force on the day following the day of its publication.
Prosecution services and courts will receive more money next year according to Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics. This additional funding will create an opportunity to establish an anti-corruption working group at the Prosecution Services and could speed up court procedures, said the minister last Tuesday at an anti-corruption conference hosted by Transparency International Hungary.
The estimated spendings of the parliamentary parties based on the received data will be published on www.kepmutatas.hu by TI Hungary after the closing of the elections.
Transparency International Hungary - along with other NGOs - has called for the position of The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe on the recently introduced amendment to the Constitution related to the powers of the Constitutional Court of Hungary.
Transparency International Hungary organized a meeting about campaign financing for experts and members of the press. The participating campaign, election and communication experts talked about campaign financing and shared interesting facts with the visitors.
Transparency International Hungary (TI) reviewed the draft laws concerning legislation and social involvement in the preparation of laws
Undersecretary Zoltán Cséfalvay met with corporate sponsors of Transparency International
Transparency International Hungary (TI) considers the application of reliability inquiries an effective anti-corruption instrument as long as their operation does not interfere with the constitution of democratic institutions. Not taking into consideration the confines of the constitutional state may provide opportunity for abuse which increases corruption risks.