Hungary

National Assembly

Openness and transparency

Information about access to parliamentary documents, parliament’s reporting to the public, parliament’s relation to Freedom of Information laws, and lobbying.

Parliamentary documents

The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance.
The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance.
Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site.
Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website.
Citizens can submit comments on draft legislation on the parliamentary web site

Annual reporting by parliament

Parliament publishes an annual report on its activities
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget
Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public: Only the total amount; A summary of the main elements; The complete budget
The complete budget
The parliamentary budget is available on the parliamentary web site
Yes

Access to parliament

Plenary meetings are open to the public
Notes
The sittings of the National Assembly are public. But, at the request of the Government or of any Member of the National Assembly with two-thirds vote of Members a plenary sitting may be closed to the public and media and held on camera.
Committee meetings are open to the public
Notes
Any committee member may request a sitting, or one or more agenda items, to be privately held or discussed, on camera. The request is decided upon by the parliamentary committee. The public and the media may not attend closed meetings.
There is a dedicated channel for broadcasting parliamentary meetings A dedicated channel is one that is mainly about parliament, and is accessible free of charge to the general public. The channel might be owned by Parliament or a public or private company. Dedicated channels may be broadcast by parliament, government, or another broadcaster. They may be carried on television, radio or the Internet (webcasting).
Media used for the dedicated channel
TV
Radio
Webcast
Meetings broadcast on the dedicated channel
Plenary sittings
Committee meetings

Freedom of information

There is a freedom of information law in the country
Yes
Parliament is subject to the freedom of information law
Parliament has an office/division dedicated to FOI requests
Yes
Categories of Information that are exempt from disclosure Certain categories of information may be exempt from disclosure
- Classified information,
- Information on decision-making processes,
- Anything that is not included in data of public interest
(Act CXII of 2011 on the Right of Informational Self-Determination and on Freedom of Information 3. § 5. 'public information' shall mean any known fact, data and information, other than personal data, that are processed and/or used by any person or body attending to statutory State or municipal government functions or performing other public duties provided for by the relevant legislation (including those data pertaining to the activities of the given person or body), irrespective of the method or format in which it is recorded, and whether autonomous or part of a compilation, such as, in particular, data relating to powers and competencies, organizational structures, professional activities and the evaluation of such activities covering various aspects thereof, such as efficiency, the types of data held and the regulations governing operations, as well as data relating to financial management and to contracts concluded.)
https://njt.hu/translation/J2011T0112P_20200101_FINrev.pdf

Lobbying

There are rules about the activities of lobbyists in parliament
There is a register of accredited lobbyists