Hungarian businessman owns Caribbean offshore bank, Panama Papers show

Police closed investigation into the public tenders linked to Orban’s son-in-law

One and a half year of investigation was not enough to find a reasonable suspicion in the case of the controversial public procurement businesses of Elios Innovatív. According to the Hungarian police, it is the true nature of the free market that a company can set different prices for similar lamps. Continue reading

Former notary and entrepreneur acquitted in corruption case

Tapped phone calls reveal new details of the corruption case in Central Budapest

Prime minister’s son-in-law gets hefty dividend from his company

Here’s how Orban’s office helped his son-in-law’s company win tenders

Name of London luxury hotel where Lázár stayed has been revealed

After a lawsuit that lasted for more than two years, the government disclosed where János Lázár, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, stayed during his trip to London in 2012. It was a 5-star luxury hotel.

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The police dropped the accusations in the controversial public media contract case

The police dropped the accusation about the contract the public media signed with a company linked to person close to Fidesz. The state company paid millions for products that could have been obtained almost for free.

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Database revealing thousands of secret offshore companies published

Offshore secrets of Hungarian billionaires revealed

Panama Papers Source Offers Documents to Authorities and Calls for Action

Public records on politically sensitive lands withheld from Direkt36

We wanted to look into public property data in the home town of the Hungarian prime minister. At first, we had access to the data, but since the beginning of April the authorities refuse to give out data, which is public by law. The land registry claims to protect the privacy of the estate owners from us.

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Controversial Hungarian company made record profit from state commissions

The company formerly owned by the son-in-law of the Hungarian prime minister had a blast last year: its revenues skyrocketed to 24,8 million euros, and the current owner, a billionaire businessman took out 3,1 million in dividends. Virtually all the income of the company comes from public procurements and other state commissions.

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How the Hungarian part of the Panama Papers project started

Panama papers show a hidden business link between a former Hungarian state bank chief and an Austrian media investor

Panama Papers: Hungarian socialist politician left the party as his offshore interest emerged

She’s a teacher with a Swiss bank account. And she’s also a politician’s wife

Massive offshore leaks reveal former government politician’s hidden business

Millions of leaked offshore documents reveal the hidden businesses and assets of world leaders and politicians, including a former MP of Hungary’s governing party. He got involved in a secret offshore company while he was still in parliament.

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In Hungary, land records are public. Except in politically sensitive areas

The state could have got it almost for free. They paid millions to a company linked to a Fidesz person