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The number of cases investigated by OLAF and concluded by recommendations has decreased steadily in the recent years in Hungary.

Hungarian national authorities have been acting upon OLAF’s recommendations in a constantly increasing number of cases.

Hungary’s judicial decisions resulted in an increasing rate of indictments in recent years.

The subject of rule of law and an alleged democratic backsliding in Hungary has been a political instrument for the European Parliament.  In 2020, Guy Verhofstadt, the former Prime Minister of Belgium and a current Member of the European Parliament was referring to Hungary and Poland stating that these countries are not applying the rule of law, are now less of a democracy, and are in the hands of corrupt people. He continued by stating that “it’s not only the question of the rule of law, it’s also a question of corruption”, and in the case of Hungary, this would be “a responsibility of Mr. Orbán.” 

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