As part of the Swiss Contribution, Switzerland is supporting the Ózd Water Supply Rehabilitation Project with more than 1.5 billion HUF (more than 7 million Swiss francs). As a pilot project, the public procurement processes are accompanied by an independent monitor expert, and the municipality and bidders sign the so called Integrity Pacts – an anti-corruption tool developed by Transparency International - in which they declare full transparency in their behavior.
On 27 November 2012 TI EU Office stirred a roundtable debate among experts from the EU institutions, the private sector and civil society working in the field to discuss the EU’s current public procurement reforms and the question ‘Can public procurement rules increase integrity and citizens’ trust in Europe?’.
As the result of a successful cooperation between the Magyar Nemzeti Bank and TI, the anti-corruption organisation monitored a public procurement procedure by the Bank for the second time. TI found that the MNB conducted the procedure in compliance with the relevant law and in accordance with the highest standards of transparency.