Until now, Orbán’s family has stayed away from public procurements. Now the company of his brother won a lucrative one

Reshuffle at the Orbán companies: PM’s brother quits a firm while his father gets positions in two other

Inside Viktor Orbán’s Response to the War in Ukraine

The inside story of how Pegasus was brought to Hungary

Direkt36 has revealed that the cyber weapon was purchased by the Hungarian state through a broker company that later became partly owned by Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér’s close confidant, László Tasnádi, who once worked for the Communist state security apparatus. The company also involved a businessman who had previous ties to the current left-wing opposition. Pegasus was considered such an expensive and top-class weapon by the intelligence agencies that it was kept secret even in internal circles.

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Áron Orbán promotes both diet-food and weapons. Meanwhile, pro-government businessmen are popping up around him

Sinking ground on the Paks II nuclear power plant site could further delay the project

Inside the opposition’s crushing defeat against Viktor Orbán

“Please, don’t report about this at all! Thanks!” – How the Hungarian state news agency censors politically unpleasant news

IT entrepreneur with ties to Viktor Orbán’s family has further grown his business empire built on state tenders

Information technology businessman Gábor Szentgyörgyi has had close relations to Viktor Orbán’s family for a long time now. It started with a connection to Győző Orbán junior, the prime minister’s brother, through wrestling, then he showed up in the company of the prime minister and his father, Győző Orbán senior in a football stadium, and Read More

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Így foszlott szét a kormányzati ködösítés a Pegasus-ügyben

Három és fél hónapon át próbálta az Orbán-kormány előbb letagadni, majd agyonhallgatni, hogy az államnak köze lenne a Pegasus-ügyhöz. Ez egészen addig működött is, amíg november 4-én délután Kósa Lajos az RTL Klubnak beismerte, hogy Magyarország megvásárolta és használja is az izraeli NSO Group Pegasus nevű kémszoftverét. Összefoglaljuk, hogy jutott a kormányzat a tagadástól a beismerésig.

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Hungarian intel officer involved in spyware operations appears on Pegasus list

In Israel, Pegasus was developed to counter terrorism. In Hungary, a top counter-terrorism official became its target

Entrepreneur enriched by state tenders starts a new business on the Orbáns’ family land

PM Orbán tried to prevent hospital dramas with vaccination. In the end, he could only hide them

“A story like out of a spy movie,” personal reports by two surveilled Direkt36 journalists

Opposition mayor has long suspected to be surveilled. Now we know that he has been targeted with Pegasus

President of the Hungarian Bar Association and several other lawyers have been targeted by Pegasus

Professional secrecy does not seem to protect lawyers from becoming targets of surveillance. Bánáti was targeted during a famous murder case, while another lawyer became the target at the time when he wanted to run against the Fidesz mayor of a small town during the last municipal elections.

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The mine of the Orbán family pays the highest dividend among its competitors

A fugitive wanted for murder became a businessman in Budapest under false identity

Orbán’s father offers building materials for a much higher price than the competition