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Launch of the preparation for the second national action plan of the Open Government Partnership

Publicated on: December 23, 2014

Hungary, within the anti-corruption governmental program 1227/2012 (VII. 6) joined to the so called Open Government Partnership initiative in 2012. The purpose of the OGP is to provide framework, to enhance and improve publicity, civil and social participation, and transparency.

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Organizational changes

Publicated on: September 10, 2014

With the establishment of the new government formation, the organizational structure responsible for combating corruption changed.

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In-service Training for the Government Officials of the Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency

Publicated on: May 15, 2014

Péter Klotz, anti-corruption expert from the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, and dr. Erik Drabos, lawyer, are giving lectures to government officials on 16 May 2014, Friday, as part of the in-service training programme on measures for combating bribery of foreign public officials and strengthening organisational integrity. The event will be hosted by the Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency.

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MPAJ Organised Second National Conference for Integrity Advisors on 26 March

Publicated on: April 10, 2014

The Ministry of Public Administration and Justice organised the second National Conference for Integrity Advisors on 26 March 2014. Like the previous conference held in October 2013, last week’s event mainly attracted already appointed integrity advisors and first and second year students participating in the integrity advisor training programme.

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Advisor Qualification Awarded to Government Officials Assisting Fight against Corruption

Publicated on: February 24, 2014

On Friday, in Budapest, advisor qualification was awarded to government officials responsible for exploring corruption risks and strengthening integrity in public administration.

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Public Service Integrity and Ethics Training Also Open for Citizens

Publicated on: February 21, 2014

As part of the corruption prevention programme and the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Hungary launched an ambitious integrity training programme for senior managers, managers and staff working in public administration in September 2013, which had nearly six thousand participants until the end of December.

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Anti-corruption report of the European Commission acknowledges Hungarian efforts

Publicated on: February 4, 2014

The Hungarian Government is pleased to see the acceptance of the European Commission’s report on the fight against corruption. A great step towards battling such phenomena, as it raises awareness regarding harmful factors disrupting societies Europe-wide and the same time it shows the good practices what different countries have taken in the matter, being good examples for others.

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Inter-institutional meeting on International Anti-Corruption Day

Publicated on: December 9, 2013

The aim is to take a pre-emptive strike against corruption, where possible - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and Justice Tibor Navracsics said on Monday, the International Anti-Corruption Day, in Budapest.

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Hungary Makes New International Commitments toward Transparency of Government

Publicated on: November 5, 2013

The member countries of the Open Government Partnership initiative held an annual summit in London between 31 October and 1 November with 1,000 delegates from over 60 countries. Hungary was represented at the event by State Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs Bence Rétvári from the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice.

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Hungarian Parliament Adopts Act on Complaints and Public Interest Disclosures

Publicated on: October 22, 2013

On 14 October, the Hungarian National Assembly adopted an Act on Complaints and Public Interest Disclosures, which had been prepared and submitted by the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice. The purpose of the new act is to support whistleblowers and to ensure their actual protection. The discussion of the proposed act by the National Assembly resulted in supplementing it by safeguards relating to the whistleblowing systems operated by employers.

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