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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This would have been a dream project for Orbán’s son-in-law, but the government stepped in

The company of Viktor Orbán’s son-in-law won public procurements worth hundreds of millions of forints with similarly written announcements. Until now, these announcements had been passing the government’s control without any problem, but now here is the first sign that this success story might come to a halt.

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Company of Hungarian PM’s Son-in-law Keeps Winning Public Projects Without Competition. Here Is What Made That Possible

Direkt36’s investigation shows that the majority of public procurements won by Elios Innovatív included specific requirements that could have been met only by the company or – in some cases – just a very small circle of companies.

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