All posts by Pethő András

People close to Viktor Orbán’s top advisor were involved in controversial golden visa program, confidential documents show

Heavy traffic at the stone mine of Viktor Orbán’s father reveals new details of the mysterious business operation

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

Panama Papers expose new details in major corruption case

The so-called Eclipse scandal was one of the biggest corruption cases of the last two decades in Hungary. The new Panama Papers now reveal that a businessman with extensive connections to the government signed a consultancy contract with Eclipse through an offshore company.

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New Panama Papers Inquiry Reveals Details of Hungary’s Golden Visa Program

The U.S. is so fed up with Hungary’s passport fraud problem that it’s threatening to kick the country out of its visa waiver program

Viktor Orban and Donald Trump might be kindred spirits but there is a serious conflict between their governments over national security threats, a joint story by Direkt36 and The Washington Post has revealed.

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How we teamed up with The Washington Post to expose a secret conflict between the U.S. and Hungary

A few weeks ago we reached out to The Washington Post and told them that we are working on a story that might be of interest for them as well. It turned out that it did.

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Businessman winning state contracts watched football match with Viktor Orbán

Orbán’s Game

The Eight Most Interesting Revelations From Our Orbán-Putin Story

Why did Orbán’s ally had a business meeting with the Russian secret service? Why was it so important for Orbán to buy the Russian stake in Hungary’s oil company? How tough is Putin with his own men? And some more interesting details from our investigation.

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How did we investigate the businesses of the Orbán family? And what did it have to do with running and cycling?

How Russians forced out Hungarians from a major company of Hungary’s new nuclear project

Its managing director, Attila Szitár-Csanádi, is known as one of Rosatom’s most trusted people in Hungary. He has played an important role in a controversial decision of the University of Debrecen, which announced last year that it would give an honorary citizenship to president Putin.

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Company of Hungarian Prime Minister’s brother received EU subsidy yet again

Company linked to Orbán’s brother won major public tender with the highest bid

Company Produced 100-fold Growth After Winning Public Tenders. Its Owner Is Linked to Viktor Orbán’s Brother Through Wrestling

The company IMG Solutions does not even have a functioning website but in a couple of years it has become a prominent member of Hungary’s IT sector. Thanks to wrestling, the owner of the company knows well Orbán Győző Jr., brother of the prime minister.

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Hungarian businessmen with political ties appear in leaked Maltese business data

Paradise Papers revealed that hundreds of Hungarians do business in Malta. Many of them have political ties, including the ex-leaders of a company that prepares Hungary’s power plant expansion project, a former treasurer of Ferenc Gyurcsany’s socialist government and sport entrepreneurs connected to far-fight Jobbik.

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Hidden businesses of influential Hungarians revealed in new massive offshore leak

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s brother involved in company with offshore links and Central Asian past

Győző Orbán Jr. has become involved in Yntergy Zrt through one of his companies. One of Yntergy’s major shareholders is an offshore company allegedly owned by a mysterious Russian individual.

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