Hungary’s Integrity Authority is up and running and reviewing reports it has received so far, the authority said on Wednesday. Its board of directors held their inaugural meeting on Nov. 18 and, “meeting strict legal deadlines”, it has begun its professional work, the authority said in a statement.
The next task is to quickly hire staff “who can carry out their work to the highest professional standards,” it added. Any information submitted to the authority in the public interest may be made in writing or electronically, it said. The authority’s anti-corruption working group will be set up by Dec. 1, and will hold its first meeting by Dec. 15 at the latest, the statement said. An open application process applies for selecting members of the working group representing non-governmental actors dedicated to rooting out corruption, with the deadline of midnight, Nov. 24.