Opposition to question cabinet’s wealth while it’s still legal to do so
The opposition party Együtt said yesterday it is planning to investigate the wealth of top politicians and their families before a law passed on Thursday goes into effect and makes such investigations impossible.
According to index.hu, the new law says that citizens can no longer ask Hungaryʼs Tax and Customs Authority (NAV) to investigate the wealth of people, but NAV can launch such investigations on its own or on the request of the Hungarian Police.
Együtt Vice-President Péter Juhász said yesterday that his party is initiating investigations this year, before the legislation takes effect January 1. He stressed that the party will examine every issue thoroughly, using all available evidence.
“Együtt is launching investigations against all cabinet members and some family members,” Péter Juhász writes on his official Facebook page in a post.
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