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Integrity Pacts – Civil Control Mechanism for Safeguarding EU Funds

Integrity Pacts – Civil Control Mechanism for Safeguarding EU Funds


The regulation of the Tisza River was a grand 19th century building project that began in 1846 and lasted for almost 40 years. It was Hungary’s first step in managing flooding along what was once known as “the most Hungarian river”.

Recently, recurring and devastating flooding along the Tisza near its confluence with the Túr River has necessitated a €89 million project to construct several new emergency reservoirs. Transparency International Hungary is implementing an Integrity Pact to help ensure transparency and accountability in the construction of the Tisza-Túr flood reservoir, one element of the flood protection system.

It is a really encouraging sign that the General Directorate of Water Management has been willing to work with Transparency International Hungary to promote integrity in Hungarian public contracting. The public procurement landscape is very vulnerable to corruption risks but cleaning up the system benefits everyone involved.”
József Péter Martin Executive Director of Transparency International Hungary, upon signing of an Integrity Pact in May 2017

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