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Hungary Attorney General denies request for legal assistance by Croatian counterpart

Hungary's Attorney General on Thursday said it denied a request for legal assistance from its Croatian counterpart.

The Attorney General said it considered the request for legal assistance a criminal charge against an unknown perpetrator – as the request did not contain any data on the person under suspicion – and launched an investigation.

The Attorney General told MTI on July 6 that its Croatian counterpart had asked for legal assistance with regard to the matter of oil and gas company INA. Croatia's chief prosecutor did not ask for an extradition in the request.

Hungarian daily Népszabadság reported on July 5 it learnt that Croatian authorities had made an official request for MOL CEO Zsolt Hernádi's extradition for questioning on alleged bribes paid to former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader allowing MOL to take over management of Croatian peer INA.

MOL dismissed the report and said it would consider taking legal action against the paper.