The European Commission triggered the Conditionality Mechanism against Hungary
On Wednesday, April 27, the European Commission took a historic step by finally triggering the Rule of Law Mechanism against Hungary which could result in the country losing its access to EU funds.
EU-Funding – A Key Area of Corruption in Hungary
While it is widely known corruption is a widespread problem in Hungary, the role of EU funds and the extent to which these funds are affected by corrupt practices often goes unnoticed. EU money from cohesion funds is frequently misappropriated, and the money, as well as public contracts, are often given to government allies as well as friends and family of prime minister Orbán. The EU needs to find new solutions to exert control over the projects financed by EU money and ensure that the money is not misappropriated and further enriches corrupt government officials and cronies.