The son of the governor of the Hungarian National Bank (MNB) has a diplomatic passport, reports investigative outlet Átlátszó. Back in May, the newspaper made a request for public information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, asking whether Ádám Matolcsy, son of MNB Governor György Matolcsy, and two others used diplomatic documents.
Citing the state of emergency, the ministry only responded on July 4, acknowledging that out of the three people Átlátszó asked about, only Ádám Matolcsy had a diplomatic passport.
The Foreign Ministry quoted the following legislation as justification:
A diplomatic passport may be issued to a person who travels abroad on a diplomatic mission on behalf of the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the National Assembly, or the minister responsible for foreign policy valid only for the duration of the trip, as well as a person provided a passport in exceptionally-justified cases by the minister responsible for foreign policy at the recommendation of the supervising minister.
However, it is unclear why Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó provided a diplomatic passport to Ádám Matolcsy.