PM calls informant accusation a political ‘circus’

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Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán rejected charges that he was an informant for communist intelligence services and said that media oligarch Lajos Simicska, who made the charges, is doing so because he suffered some kind of personal offense, Hungarian online daily hir24.hu reported.

The prime minister also said that all information on the issue is publicly available.

“It is a shame that there are people who keep worsening the reputation of Hungarian politics with such a circus,” Orbán said. Earlier cabinet spokesperson Bertalan Havasi told Hungarian online daily hvg.hu “we do not deal with such a circus, we keep on carrying on with our work”.

Simicska yesterday said that Orbán used to report on him to communist intelligence authorities about 30 years ago, when they served as soldiers together. Asked to comment on Simicska's remarks to mandiner.hu, the Prime Minister’s Office rejected the claims. The office sent mandiner.hu Orbán’s letter he had written to Ágnes Vadai, in which the prime minister writes that, when he was serving as a soldier, there were attempts to make him report on his fellow soldiers, but he rejected those attempts. The Prime Minister's Office also attached links of the relevant documents that are publicly available on the office’s website.

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