The Metropolitan Court has ruled in favor of Transparency International Hungary in a lawsuit filed against the Ministry of Human Resources (EMMI). Transparency wanted to know how many ventilators EMMI managed to resell after the Hungarian state purchased over 17,000 units for 300 billion Ft. (US $871 million), which was far more than the country needed and was able to handle.
After EMMI was tasked with getting rid of the unnecessary ventilators, Transparency filed a public interest request over data related to their resale. But when the ministry refused the request, the anti-corruption NGO took it to court.
In a judgment of the first instance, the Metropolitan Court ruled that EMMI will have to disclose this information. [Index]