- 29 May 2014 3:00 AM
Csepreghy said that considering that all Hungarian citizens are eligible for the grants, it is in the public interest to ensure that the funding is utilised in the interest of all citizens.
Commenting on an audit by the Kehi government control office, he said “if you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to fear.”
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry on May 9 suspended further disbursements of funds to Hungary, arguing that the Hungarian government had “moved the implementation and monitoring of the Grants scheme out of the central government administration. This is in breach of the agreements that have been entered into,” the ministry said.
Csepreghy said the Norwegian funding for NGOs is currently transferred through the ökotárs Foundation which appears to be an NGO but in reality is a satellite organisation of the small opposition LMP.
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