All posts by Szabó András

Inside the conflicts surrounding the construction of Hungary’s new nuclear plant

PM Orbán tried to prevent hospital dramas with vaccination. In the end, he could only hide them

“A story like out of a spy movie,” personal reports by two surveilled Direkt36 journalists

State Secretary who disagreed with a Hungarian cabinet member over Paks nuclear power plant targeted by Pegasus spyware

Attila Aszódi became a target shortly before his dismissal in 2019 at a time when he had several conflicts with the Hungarian cabinet member supervising Paks 2. The State Secretary disagreed with the measures that would have benefitted the Russian party building the new nuclear power plant and would have changed the original timetable of the project.

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The big winners of favorable state loans in Hungary? Viktor Orbán’s son-in-law and his circle

Orbán’s son-in-law and his associates among beneficiaries of favorable state COVID-loans

How Russians got a second chance at lucrative rail deal from Hungary

Government’s friends get a chance to profit from the economic downturn

Inside Viktor Orbán’s slow response to the second wave of COVID19

Opposition politician profited from business deals with the Hungarian government’s inner circles. Now, the EU has identified irregularities in several of their deals

Secret battles of Orban’s rival – Budapest’s first year under opposition rule

An internal document reveals a problematic real estate transaction financed by Hungary’s state bank

According to an internal document obtained by Direkt36 the state-owned Eximbank identified several risks related to a Budapest real estate development project. Nevertheless, it decided to financially support it with a loan worth millions of euros.

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“Mr. Russia” is now helping Viktor Orbán’s government to nurture German relations

Nuclear power plant Paks 2 rescheduled to favor the Russians

People close to Orban’s advisor appear in controversial Russia-connected megaproject

How the epidemic disrupted Orbán’s machinery

After 15 years of constant reorganization, Hungarian epidemiology was hit hard by coronavirus

Businessman linked to the Orbán family has expanded his footprint in city of Hungary’s nuclear plant

Orbán’s media machine in the Balkans investigated for suspicious transactions

Companies close to Orbán’s allies will operate Hungarian trading houses in the Balkan