Péter Polt, the Prosecutor General of Hungary, has been unanimously voted vice president of the NADAL Network. The European network of public prosecutors, named after its founder and former French Prosecutor General Jean-Louis Nadal, has been holding annual meetings since 2008.
This year, its members gathered in Malta for their 14th conference on 3–5 May. At these events, trends in crime in Europe, EU case law, and the operation of public prosecutors’ offices in Europe are discussed. The attendees had a special focus on crimes against the environment, financial crimes, and data protection on this past occasion.
Along with Péter Polt, who was elected VP, two other prosecuting attorneys were voted chief directors of the organisation: Franz Plöchl of Austria and Francois Molins of France.
in 2025, the annual NADAL Network conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary.
Who Is Péter Polt?
Péter Polt is currently serving his second stint as Prosecutor General of Hungary. He first held the office between 2000 and 2006, then regained his position in 2010 which he holds to this day. He is a former member of the Fidesz party (1993–1995) currently in power. In the 1994 Hungarian election, he was a candidate for Member of Parliament for the party, but failed to win a seat.
Both in 2000 and 2010, he was elected Prosecutor General by a Fidesz-majority parliament, but he did remain in office for four years under a socialist MSZP administration as well between 2002 and 2006.