August 8, 2013 1:20 PM

Preparing for the introduction of the Code of Conduct for Government Officials

The National General Assembly of the Hungarian Government Officials Board (MKK) adopted the Code of Conduct for Government Officials on 21 June 2013. In preparation for the introduction of the Code of Conduct 2044 government officials took part in qualified further training courses implemented under the auspices of the National University of Public Service (NKE). During the national roadshow held between 2 and 18 July 2013, NKE instructors and invited ministerial experts gave presentations on the reformed system of professional conduct and ethical standards of government officials in 23 venues.

August 8, 2013 1:12 PM

Review of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption

The Implementation Review Group (IRG) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption started its regular review process of the implementation of the Convention by Hungary in the last third of 2012. The review process involved a country visit in the framework of which IRG experts met the experts of the organisations supplying data for the country report at the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice.

August 7, 2013 9:17 AM

The Ministry of Public Administration and Justice also supported the State Audit Office's Integrity Survey

Participation in the Integrity Survey of the State Audit Office has key relevance to the development and reinforcement of the integrity control system. For this reason, Dr Tibor Navracsics, Minister of Public Administration and Justice invited in a letter the heads of budgetary organs to participate in and provide support to the survey. The Ministry of Public Administration and Justice (KIM) also cooperated with the State Audit Office in the technical preparation of data collection. The Ministry tested the new Integrity questionnaire and the operation of the data processing system.

June 25, 2013 3:39 PM

Proposal to protect whistleblowers reporting corruption

A new government bill seeks to protect whistleblowers who report corruption involving public funds, State Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs at the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice Bence Rétvári said before the legislation was submitted to lawmakers on Tuesday.

April 23, 2013 3:17 PM

The Government of Hungary is presenting its National Action Plan in London

Officials from the Government of Hungary are presenting the country’s new National Action Plan on Tuesday 23rd April in London.

March 20, 2013 3:26 PM

OECD seminars on corruption prevention were held in Budapest

The workshop of 19 March on information campaigns aiming at corruption prevention was the last of the seminar series being organized by the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice together with the OECD. The workshops took part in the framework the OECD - Hungary Partnership in Public Administration Reform Programme.

March 4, 2013 12:33 PM

Ministry of Public Administration and Justice and National Public Service University to launch anti-corruption project and website

The Government launched the most intensive series of anti-corruption measures of the post-change of regime period following its establishment, thereby emphasising its commitment to enhancing the trust of the people in the State and to reinforcing and guaranteeing the responsible management of national assets and public funds.

February 15, 2013 11:42 AM

The Government decides on new anti-corruption measures

Since the Government entered office, the most intensive anti-corruption series of measures over the last 20 years has been introduced in Hungary. As the latest step in this process, the Government has included within an action plan its commitments to acts within the international framework of the Open Government Partnership. It has also laid down regulations on the system to prevent corruption in the public sphere and for a reception enforcing interests.

January 24, 2013 3:48 PM

Action plan in the making regarding undertakings of accession to Open Government Partnership

As part of the government-level anti-corruption programme, the Government decided in 2012 that Hungary will join the Open Government Partnership and will thereby make a number of further undertakings in the fight against corruption and for the implementation of a more transparent system of public administration.

January 22, 2013 2:30 PM

Social consultation to begin on ethical guidelines in the public sector

The Ministry of Public Administration and Justice prepared a Green Book laying down ethical guidelines for state agencies. The document serves as an occupational code of ethics under the auspices of the Government’s fight against corruption.