The National Franchise Office argued in court that Transparency International in Hungary required decision-making materials.

Transparency International (TI) Hungary has won a lawsuit in the first instance against the National Franchise Office (NKI) in the case of the bid – writes: popular word.

It turned out in June that the government would outsource all motorways, motorways and expressways for 35 years in the construction of known ppp of the M5 and M6 motorways. Details have not been announced, the negotiating phase of related public procurement procedures is currently underway, and the franchise office wants to close the deal by the end of the year, the paper writes.

The government is preparing to change the regime on Hungarian roads

All motorways, motorways and motorways will be outsourced by the government for 35 years in a well-known ppp construction of M5 and M6 motorways. Details were not disclosed. In addition, the person in charge of the concessions will be a new non-governmental body as of the fall, the head of which can be appointed by the current prime minister for a term of 9 years.

Up to the time of bid submission, Transparency has submitted a public interest request to the NCA to provide accounts that would justify awarding the concession contract for such a long period and that this period is in line with EU directives. The agency denied the request, arguing that it was decision-making material, so it’s been kept secret for 10 years.

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On the other hand, the court has now ruled that the NKI must disclose the essential materials, and that the highway concession is a matter of overriding the public interest, so it is in the legitimate public interest of the public to know the background to the decision. The Metropolitan Court also argued that it was a decision-making material because a government decision on the tender had already been made.

If the government does not appeal, the required documents can be examined within a month.



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Transparency: The 35-year motorway concession is not a concession under EU directives


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Transparency International Hungary is asking the European Commission to consider the government’s highway concession. It is not possible to judge, as it is written, for example, whether a period of 35 years was justified or whether the Hungarian government was preparing to violate the fundamental freedoms of the European Union.

Audience: A majority of Fides voters also oppose the motorway concession