All posts by Pethő András

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

Direkt36 has obtained nearly 180 reports on incidents concerning problematic medical device use in Hungary. They contain details on insulin pump sets, hip implants and breast augmentation surgeries.

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

A lawyer with ties to Viktor Orbán and his closest business ally bought an agricultural company of Lajos Simicska, who fought a long and unsuccessful campaign against Orbán before this year’s parliamentary election.

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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?