All posts by Pethő András

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

How an oligarch’s fall made way for the Orbán family’s businesses

Lajos Simicska, a former ally of prime minister Viktor Orbán, controlled how much state contracts the companies of the Orbán family could get. But when Simicska and the prime minister had a falling out, the companies started to prosper.

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Police gave up hope of finding perpetrator in Budapest construction crime

Companies of the Orbán family slowed down but they keep churning out hefty profits

How EU-funded projects secretly contributed to the Orbán family’s enrichment

How we investigated the death of Népszabadság, Hungary’s biggest daily

Last November, we published a behind-the-scenes account of the closure of Népszabadság, Hungary’s biggest daily newspaper. András Pethő, who led the reporting team, is explaining how the story was made.

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New trial ordered in Budapest downtown corruption case

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

Investigations sparked by Panama Papers shut down quickly in Hungary

Police Investigate Public Contract Won Through False Claims

Company Wins Major Public Contract Through False Claims

Hungarian businessman close to the government and former EU commissioner appear in new batch of leaked offshore files

The leaked files contain data on more than 175 thousand companies registered in The Bahamas. The records exposed the hidden offshore connection of a former EU commissioner, Neelie Kroes, and the offshore interest of a well-connected Hungarian businessman.

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While Hungary’s PM Attacks Brussels, His Brother’s Company Gets Money From The EU

Former notary and entrepreneur acquitted in corruption case

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

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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