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Socialist and liberal politicians accused of corruption

February 11th, 2017

The EU anti-fraud agency has published its report on the M4 Budapest metro. The report names Socialist-Liberal politicians and multinational companies as potential participants in Hungary’s largest corruption case.

Last week, the Hungarian government published the full report of the EU’s anti-fraud agency (OLAF) on the M4 Budapest metro (see BudaPost January 18). The report names the former Socialist-Liberal Budapest Council, former Socialist PM Péter Medgyessy, media companies with close ties to leading MSZP politicians, as well as different Hungarian and foreign construction and rail transport companies as potential suspects of corruption.

In Magyar Demokrata, Péter Zárug Farkas hopes that justice will be administered and those who were involved in corruption will get their due. The conservative analyst suggests that there is no rule of law in Hungary unless corrupt politicians and companies that syphoned billions of Forints from public funds in Hungary’s biggest ever corruption case are investigated and sentenced.

The OLAF report is a huge blow for the Left, Gábor Borókai comments in Heti Válasz. As the M4 Budapest metro is the biggest corruption case in the past decade in the country, the Left will no longer be able, in a credible way, to accuse the Orbán government of corruption.

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