The big winners of favorable state loans in Hungary? Viktor Orbán’s son-in-law and his circle

Orbán’s son-in-law and his associates among beneficiaries of favorable state COVID-loans

Company of Orbán’s son-in-law moved into a luxury villa owned by influential businessmen

Orbán’s son-in-law extends his influence over major real estate company

A message from Orbán’s son-in-law and an investigation into phantom offices

I have covered the businesses of István Tiborcz, the son-in-law of the Hungarian Prime Minister, for years. Last year I didn’t write that much about him, since he retreated to the background in business as he sold his shares in the notorious company, Elios Ltd. in 2015. However, I got the biggest surprise of the Read More

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Lázár János nagyon kedvező feltételeket szabott Tiborczéknak a hódmezővásárhelyi lámpacserénél

Six things Direkt36 revealed about the company of Orbán’s son-in-law, and later were also found suspicious by the EU’s Anti-fraud Office

Az EU csalás elleni hivatala súlyos szabálytalanságokat talált a miniszterelnök vejének egykori cége, az Elios közbeszerzéseiben. Több fontos megállapítás már évekkel ezelőtt előkerült a Direkt36 cikkeiben.

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Csalás miatt nyomoznak egy olyan ügyben, ami a Tiborcz-cég pályázatai miatt lett gyanús

A szekszárdi önkormányzat közvilágítási szerződéseit vizsgálja a NAV, gyanúsított még nincs. A rendőrség korábban Tiborcz egykori cégének szerződéseinél nem talált bűncselekményt.

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Government official János Lázár gibbers about suspicious tenders won by the son-in-law of the Prime Minister

The European Union’s antifraud office has found serious irregularities in public projects carried out by a company formerly owned by the son-in-law of Hungary’s PM. The government has already received the report, but it does not publish it. Earlier it had been not that secretive in a similar case.

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Hogyan cserkésztem be Tiborcz Istvánt?

Company linked to PM’s son-in-law got involved in public project years before winning the tender, secret recording shows

Prime minister’s son-in-law sold his property business to an offshore company

Government promotes industrial park where prime minister’s son-in-law owns property

Orbán’s son-in-law moves back towards public money by purchasing new company

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

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

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 we investigated the son-in-law of Hungary’s prime minister

Baljós körülmények között kezdődött az a találkozó, amely Vorák Anitának, a Direkt36 újságírójának megadta a kezdő lökést az Orbán Viktor vejét érintő nyomozásához. Most elmeséli a cikksorozat készítésének részleteit.

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The Hungarian PM’s son-in-law stepped back from public money. But his long-time business partner moved closer to it

For years, Endre Hamar was a close business partner of István Tiborcz, the son-in-law of the Hungarian prime minster. Hamar now became one of the first beneficiaries of the new European Union grant cycle, winning multiple public contracts.

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Hungary PM’s son-in-law left behind inexplicably overpriced lamps

A company until recently co-owned by Viktor Orbán’s son-in-law has been awarded public contracts to improve street lighting in several cities. A Direkt36 investigation revealed that the price of the lamps was unusually high, which raised the budget significantly in many cities.

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