Lázár cites anti-Hungarian activity in neighbouring countries


Attempts by parties and political forces in Croatia to discredit Hungaryʼs business elite were “unprecedented” and their aim is to drag the entire management of MOL into a criminal procedure, Hungary’s Cabinet Chief János Lázár said today, commenting on “anti-Hungarian activity”, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

“Weʼve already debated issues related to freedom and democracy,” the chief added.

According to Lázár, an “intentional and conscious boycott” was behind the failure to complete interconnectors between the gas networks of Romania and Croatia and that of Hungary. Lázár added that he wished Hungaryʼs disputes with Brussels would be of a more economic nature in the future, citing questions of competition, illegal state support and non-discrimination.

Zsolt Hernádi, CEO of oil and gas company MOL, has been accused of bribing former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader in order to acquire management rights in Croatian energy company INA. Although Hernádi was cleared of the charges in Hungary, the Croatian government has urged a trial in Croatia concerning the case.

It was reported in February that International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), once again, listed MOL CEO Zsolt Hernádi on its most wanted persons list after Croatian police issued a warrant for his arrest in the autumn of 2013 on suspicion of bribing Sanader.


European e-commerce soars during pandemic - study Analysis

European e-commerce soars during pandemic - study

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget Parliament

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget

Duncan Graham reelected as BCCH president Appointments

Duncan Graham reelected as BCCH president

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors City

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors


Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.