Integrity Pact by TI to be used on the M6 Motorway project

Transparency International Hungary will monitor the preparatory phase and the execution of the contract to build the final section of the M6 motorway. The section between Bóly and Ivándárda, at the Croatian border, is the first motorway project to be monitored by a non-governmental organization. In 1994, Transparency International developed a tool called Integrity Pacts…

Check My EU Funds – a Mobile App Developed by TI Hungary

The application contains a database of the projects financed from EU funds. Out of the projects sponsored by the EU, 562 selected projects can be browsed on map in the application. The application alerts you if projects sponsored by the EU are nearby. Every project has its own data sheet where you can find all…

It Is Now Integral to The System: EU Projects Are Overpriced

EU projects are regularly overpriced in a centralised manner – as the study “Corruption risk of EU funds in Hungary” by Transparency International Hungary (TI), presented in Budapest today establishes. The distribution of EU funds is not efficient according to the report. Also, the public procurement reporting system (using red flags) that monitors documents and…

Is There a Solution to Make Public Procurements Free of Corruption?

There is. The solution is an effective civil control mechanism, the so-called Integrity Pact (IP). This solution is at the centre of the large-scale international conference’s focus that Transparency International Hungary (TIH) has organized on February 17-18 2014. The conference was attended by approximately 50 professionals from over 12 countries. The IP has already been…

Governments, Amendments Come and Go – Public Procurement Fraud Stays The Same

The Hungarian Parliament has recently voted the amendment of the public procurement act (PPA). According to Transparency International Hungary, the law could have been modified in many different ways to reduce corruption risks in public procurement; however, this is not what happened. In TI’s opinion, the current amendment neither helps us to be able to…

The Amendment to the Public Procurement Act Will Not Reduce Corruption

There could have been a chance for public procurements to become cleaner, but the current bill is not making significant steps to improve the situation. Transparency International examined the proposed bill about the amendment to the Public Procurement Act. The organization’s recently published study, entitled “Corruption risks in public procurement” (available here in Hungarian) deals…

Can Public Procurement Rules Increase Integrity in Europe?

On 27 November 2012 we stirred a roundtable debate among experts from the EU institutions, the private sector and civil society working in the field to discuss the EU’s current public procurement reforms and the question ‘Can public procurement rules increase integrity and citizens’ trust in Europe?’. Public procurement has turned out to be one…

TI Monitored a Procurement Procedure by the Hungarian National Bank

As the result of a successful cooperation between the Magyar Nemzeti Bank and Transparency International Hungary (TI), the anti-corruption organisation monitored a public procurement procedure by the Bank for the second time. TI found that the MNB conducted the procedure in compliance with the relevant law and in accordance with the highest standards of transparency.…

Transparency in Public Procurements of Local Governments

Transparency in Public Procurements of Local Governments Transparency International Hungary (TI) regards improving the effectiveness and transparency of using public money as one of its most important tasks. The international anti-corruption organisation monitors legal changes concerning public procurement, and has recently supported the improvement of the public procurement regulatory framework and the Hungarian public procurement…

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