Letter of intent signed by Orbán and Teyssen is classified for 10 years

Government agencies refused many of our FOIA requests regarding the several billion Hungarian forint worth nationalization of E.On, the gas distributor, storage and service provider company, thus we filed a lawsuit. The respondent should prove that the letter of intent which preceded the several billion Hungarian forint deal is part of a classified documentation suite.

The lawsuit hearing against the Hungarian National Asset Management Inc. (MNV) for requesting the draft containing the mandate for the general meeting of the Hungarian Electricity Ltd. held on 31 January and requesting the property appraisal of the company was 16 April 2013 at the Budapest Metropolitan Court. The second hearing of the other lawsuit for requesting the letter of intent signed by Viktor Orbán PM and Johannes Teyssen, president and CEO of E.On was on 17 April 2013 at the same place. Sadly, also in the latter case, the government agencies are preventing public access to the details of the acquisition of the E.ON Gas Storage Ltd. and the E.On Gas Trade Ltd. at an excessive price (almost 265 billion Hungarian forints) according to many. The legal representative of the Office of the Prime Minister stated at the lawsuit hearing that these were data used in the decision-making process, therefore they were classified and will not to be made public for ten years (10 December 2022). The dubious reply implies that Mr. Teyssen was only able to learn the content of the letter by signing a confidentiality agreement.

The original article was published on 17 April 2013 in Hungarian here.

The text was translated by atlatszo.hu volunteers.