All posts by Pethő András

IT company to be taken over by government-linked businessman had important clients: prosecutors and secret services

This is how the mining company of Viktor Orban’s father became more profitable than its major competitors

The mining company of Viktor Orbán’s father has been involved in several major public construction projects in recent years and it has become one of the most successful companies in the market. Last year, it outperformed all of its major competitors in one important aspect: Győző Orbán’s company achieved the highest profit margin.

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A man close to Viktor Orbán’s brother was the head of a department at the tax office. His department was dissolved after we reported about it

Tamás Balogh, an acquaintance of Orbán Győző Jr. became the head of the department in charge of major procurements at the tax office, while his other acquaintance won high-value public tenders from the same authority. After we revealed their relationship, the tax authority was restructured, Balogh is not a head of department any more.

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Putin-controlled financial giant has close ties to IIB, the Russian-led bank moving to Hungary

How public money keeps flowing to Orban’s family through Hungary’s new tycoon

How people close to Viktor Orbán’s brother became key players in major procurements of Hungary’s tax authority

How we told the inside story of the oligarch who turned against Viktor Orbán

Oligarch who lost his war against Viktor Orban turns towards agriculture

Inside the fall of the oligarch who turned against Viktor Orbán

Itt a hét legérdekesebb rész a Simicska bukását bemutató cikkünkből

Global investigation revealed medical device industry’s systemic flaws, which affect Hungary as well

People close to Viktor Orbán began to take over his fallen enemy’s empire

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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