Delayed payments offered to parties fined by the Audit Office

Political parties told by the authorities to pay penalties for breaking party financing rules can apply for a 6-month moratorium and then pay the fines in instalments, the economy ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

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The State Audit Office scrutinises the opposition, but not Fidesz

 The Hungarian State Audit Office (ASZ) published its investigation plan for the next months, and according to the schedule, the ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance doesn’t have to be concerned about an investigation before the spring elections, because they won’t be scrutinised until 2019, daily Magyar Nemzet reports. Continue reading “The State Audit Office scrutinises the opposition, but not Fidesz”

“It’s already clear, that we’re not politicising in a democracy anymore”

“With our parliamentary presence we loudened the issues represented by the civil society, from violence against women, housing, people affected by foreign currency loans to chimney-sweepers”, the green LMP party’s prime ministerial candidate, Bernadett Szel said in an interview with daily Magyar Nemzet. Continue reading ““It’s already clear, that we’re not politicising in a democracy anymore””

State Audit Office, led by a former pro-govt politician, fines opposition parties

Four opposition parties – Egyutt (Together), green LMP, Parbeszed (Dialogue) and Demokratikus Koalicio (Democratic Coalition) – have been fined by the State Audit Office. Egyutt is considering legal steps. According to Jobbik, that was fined 660 million forints, democracy is at stake in the case with the State Audit Office (ASZ).  Continue reading “State Audit Office, led by a former pro-govt politician, fines opposition parties”