TI Report Shows Telecom Companies Can Do Much More to Prevent Corruption

The world’s biggest telecommunications companies do not disclose enough information on how they organize themselves and even less on each country where they do business which makes it difficult to hold them to account for their actions, according to a new report from Transparency International and its national chapter in Hungary. In the first-ever assessment…

The System of Strategic Agreements Differentiates Arbitrarily Between Companies

Lobbying is not a success story in Hungary. Neither the prevailing rules nor its practice are adequate and the situation has only gotten worse in recent years, according to the findings of a Transparency International (TI) study presented to the public in Budapest on October 28. The lack of regulation and the unprecedented concentration of…

The Top 50 Hungarian Companies Are Not on the Top in Terms of Transparency

Companies of the automotive and retail industries performed as worst and the telecom sector as best in their reporting on anti-corruption programs revealed Transparency International Hungary (TI Hungary) at a press conference today. The research, which was conducted among the 50 largest Hungarian companies, showed that 1 out of 3 companies do not disclose any…

Siemens and Abb Win Telenor Ethical Company Award

This is the second year that Telenor’s Ethical Company Award is granted at Figyelő Top200 Gala. This year’s award in the large enterprises categories was given to Siemens Hungary Zrt and the winner of the SME category was ABB Kft. With the intention of trendsetting, Telenor Hungary established the award in cooperation with its NGO…

Guide to Develop Business Principles Countering Bribery

On occasion of a business breakfast held at Telenor’s head office in Törökbálint, Transparency International Hungary and Telenor presented a booklet and a website providing useful and practical guidance to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to introduce fair business practices to their partners. The Guide to Develop Business Principles for Countering Bribery (available here in…

Municipalities and Public Procurement

More than one third of the municipalities in Hungary – that is, 40% of them – hide what and how they purchased through public procurement. This way, control and publicity are excluded, even though we are talking about public data. Transparency International Hungary went after the question of why are these data not public. Is…

Dangerous Relations Between the Public and Private Sectors

Transparency International Hungary’s (TI) most recent study, supported by the Dutch Embassy in Budapest, reveals: Absent adequate regulation, public officials working in the private sector and businessmen working in public administration can breed abuses of office, profiteering, and undue influence. Transparency International maintains that the movement of employees between the two sectors is completely natural,…

Close Links Between Business and Government Pose Risks in Europe

Anti-corruption group Transparency International today warned in a new report that the close relationship between business and government has enabled corruption and undermined economic stability in Europe. The report highlights the gaps in governance that contributed to the financial and political scandals that dogged nearly every European country in the last year. Transparency International called…

Business Breakfast with András Simor, the Governor of the Hungarian Central Bank

A special business breakfast was organized by Transparency International Hungary. Ambassadors, members of the Corporate Supporters Forum, individual supporters and partners of Transparency International projects were invited.  The special guest was András Simor, the Governor of the Hungarian Central Bank.  He talked about the “Price of Independence, Transparency and Accountability. Andras Simor analysed the current…

Conference About the Corruption Risks of Authority Control

Transparency International Hungary cordially invites you to its conference                                                 Corruption risks of authority control You can register here. Transparency International Hungary is convinced that the corruption risks of authority control can…

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