All posts by Pethő András

Businessman winning state contracts watched football match with Viktor Orbán

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

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