President Appoints Integrity Authority Head, Deputies

Government

President Katalin Novák has appointed the chairman and deputies of Hungary's new Integrity Authority, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Novák appointed Ferenc Bíró chair of the authority and named Tímea Holbusz and Kálmán Dabóczi his deputies, on the recommendation of the head of the State Audit Office (ÁSZ).

The Integrity Authority, a state administrative body autonomous of the government and other state organizations, was established to address concerns aired by the European Commission over rule of law, according to the report. 

It will be required to inform other authorities, such as the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) or the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO), if it suspects graft, conflict of interest, corruption, or other legal violations or irregularities.

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