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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

The Russians are poised to benefit from international deal financed by Hungary

MP of Hungary’s strongest opposition party has ties to the government’s controversial trading house business

Nuclear tender that caused tension between Hungary and Russia will restart

Russians wanting a massive Paks 2 nuclear contract eventually got pushed out

Direkt36 exposed an opposition politician’s businesses with government-linked figures. Now the EU is investigating the projects

How Orbán’s chief of staff and people close to him have used luxury cars in secret

Russian-led bank rapidly gearing up in Budapest amid EU and U.S. worries

The government closed the foreign trading houses but made an exception with PM Orban’s Turkish friend