The possibility for Hungary to access EU funds worth 9,000 billion forints (EUR 22bn) depends on how effectively the newly established Integrity Authority works, the leader of the opposition Jobbik party said on Saturday. Established to wipe out graft in Hungary, the authority started operating on Saturday, Márton Gyöngyösi told a press conference. Setting up the authority was one of the 17 measures the Hungarian government had promised to the European Commission in a bid to access 3,000 billion forints in cohesion funding and another 6,000 billion forints available for boosting the economy, said Gyöngyösi, an MEP. “Jobbik wants to help the Integrity Authority’s work from day one,” he said, adding that the party had information about “several corruption cases involving EU support”. Gyöngyösi said it was also in the opposition party’s interest that Hungary could access the EU funds as soon as possible because “no less is at stake but whether Hungary can maintain its solvency”.