Good practices how to fight corruption effectively in the EU
Conference and panel discussion organized by Transparency International Hungary

The intention of the conference is to present the key problems and the good practices in the fight against corruption on both EU and national level. The conference will give a perfect opportunity for politicians, lawyers, experts, and NGOs to discuss the main challenges, the effectiveness of the existing judicial and law enforcement institutions and the significance of specialised institutions in the field of anticorruption.


09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:50 Welcome remarks
09:30 – 09:40 Mr. József Péter Martin, executive director, Transparency International Hungary
09:40 – 09:50 Mr. Gábor Zupkó, Head of Representation of the European Commission to Hungary

09:50 – 11:10 Keynote addresses
09:50 – 10:10 Ms. Laura Codruta Kövesi, Chief Prosecutor, National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA): National Anti-Corruption measures in Romania and the DNA
10:10 – 10:30 Mr. Giovanni Kessler, Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF): European trends of corruption, OLAF’s contribution to fighting corruption in the EU, EPPO
10:30 – 10:50 Mr. Péter Tölgyessy, constitutional lawyer: Corruption and non-compliance in Hungary, a retrospective analysis and the outlining of future prospects
10:50 – 11:10 Q&A

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:50 1st Expert panel – The prospects of a designated Anti-Corruption Prosecution Service in Hungary

A draft legislation on Hungarian Anti-corruption Prosecution Service has already been submitted for the fourth time to the Hungarian Parliament in order to improve the deteriorating level of anticorruption efforts in Hungary. The panel is to discuss the advantages, the disadvantages and the safeguards of the effectiveness and independence of such an institution.

Introductory remarks:
11:30 – 11:40 Mr. Benedek Jávor, MEP, Dialogue for Hungary
11:40 – 11:50 Mr. Miklós Ligeti, head of legal, Transparency International Hungary

11:50 – 12:40 Panel discussion:
Mr. Zoltán Fleck, Professor of law, ELTE University, Faculty of Law
Mr. Géza Finszter, Emeritus professor of law, National University of Public Service
12:40 – 12:50 Q&A

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00 2nd Expert Panel – EPPO & other European Anti-Corruption measures

The second panel is aiming at introducing the idea of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, the proposal of the European Commission and the current state of play and its possible effect in the fight against corruption.

Introductory remarks:
14:00 – 14:10 Mr. Dick Heimans, Deputy Head of Unit, General Criminal Law, DG Justice, European Commission
14:10 – 14:20 Mr. András Csúri, postdoctoral researcher, Utrecht University

14:20 – 15:20 Panel discussion:
Mr. Daniel Freund, Head of Advocacy EU Integrity, Transparency International EU Office
Ms. Claire Scharf-Kroener, Assistant to OLAF Director-General
15:10 – 15:20 Q&A

15:20 – 15:35 Coffee break

15:35 – 17:05 3rd Expert Panel – Politics & corruption (Institutions and measures through the eyes of politicians)

Politics and corruption are strongly linked in the eyes of the public in Hungary. This panel is aiming at discussing what the reasons of that image are and how politics could improve the situation and strengthen the public discussion on corruption and anti-corruption measures

15:35 – 15:55 Introductory remark: Mr. Attila Juhász, executive director of Political Capital

15:55 – 16:55 Panel discussion with Hungarian MPs:
Mr. Gergely Bárándy – MSZP
Mr. Ákos Hadházy – LMP
Mr. Péter Juhász – Együtt
Mr. Gergely Karácsony – Dialogue for Hungary
Mr. Gábor Staudt – Jobbik
16:55 – 17:05 Q&A

Closing remarks:
17:05 – 17:15 Mr. Miklós Ligeti, head of legal, Transparency International Hungary
17:15 – 17:25 Mr. Benedek Jávor, MEP, Dialogue for Hungary

Moderator of the conference: Antónia Mészáros, editor-journalist.
The language of the conference is Hungarian and English, simultaneous interpretation is provided.

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