Hungarian Govt Decisions “Transparent”

  • 18 May 2015 9:00 AM
Hungarian Govt Decisions “Transparent”
The government is committed to transparent decision-making, the prime minister told journalists. Viktor Orbán was responding to a journalist’s question regarding remarks made by former ambassador to the United States in Hungary, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, who is reported as having written in a recently published book that the prime minister would regularly sit down with the national development minister, Zsuzsanna Nemeth, to review a list of public building projects before deciding which should receive priority and which bids should win.

Orbán, who was voting in a referendum on the redevelopment of Normafa Hill in Budapest’s 12th district, told the press that what was described by Kounalakis was still the case today.

He insisted that the procedure is carried out according to the letter of the law, noting that the only change is that a different person now occupies the post of minister.

Various managing authorities make proposals, and the government’s development cabinet makes the decisions, which are then brought before the government for approval, he said, adding that there is a prescribed order and every decision is made in a transparent manner.

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