Hungary’s Shifting Anti-Corruption Landscape

It may be surprising to some to learn that Hungary, an E.U. member and major European economy, ties with China for a rank of 76 on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Its CPI score – currently 42 – has decreased over the past decade, but, perhaps, things will be turning around. In the past several years, Hungary launched both a whistleblower protection law and a new anti-corruption statute, and also founded the Hungarian Integrity Authority and the Anti-Corruption Task Force to combat police corruption. The Anti-Corruption Report spoke to several experts on the ground to better understand the current corruption landscape in the country. See “How Hong Kong’s Virtual Asset Service Provider Regime Tackles Crypto-Related Corruption” (May 22, 2024).

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