All posts by Zöldi Blanka

The moneyman of Bashar al-Assad and a suspect of a serious international crime participated in Hungary’s Golden Visa program

Senior official says no residency bond buyers stayed in Hungary. But we have found several of them

Chinese citizens have been flocking to Hungary. But since public outrages forced the suspension of the country’s Golden Visa program last year, these new guests have begun to wonder if they’ll get their investment back.

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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?

Viktor Orbán hardly believed that his family members are subcontractors of state projects. Here is the evidence

A freight company owned by the father of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán receives nearly €970 thousand from a railway reconstruction project at Lake Balaton.

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Viktor Orbán’s advisor has a company in Hong Kong, in the very same room as businesses connected to Hungary’s residency bond programme

Árpád Habony is the sole shareholder of the firm, which chose exactly that secretary that also works for the local residency bond company. After an exclusive helicopter tour and a trip in a private jet, here is the new Hong Kong connection.

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They try to hide it, but the involvement of Orbán’s father in huge railway construction project is revealed

The father of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán delivers building materials for yet another huge railway construction project, local workers say. We asked official sources about the details, but a subtle reference to Orbán’s family was enough to shut down the free flow of information.

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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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Public money keeps flowing to Orbán’s family: now they work on a state-owned power plant’s project

The businesses of the Hungarian PM’s family have participated in several public projects in recent years. Now two of the Orbán-companies are involved in the land rehabilitation work of a state-owned power plant.

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How Orbán tried to explain away his father’s involvement in public projects

Company of Orbán’s father found in yet another huge EU-financed project

How EU-funded projects secretly contributed to the Orbán family’s enrichment

Így derítettük ki, hogyan találkozott a politika és a prostitúció

Tavaly ősszel írtuk meg, hogy a rendőrség feltárt egy luxusprostitúciós hálózatot, de a politikus kuncsaftokra nem voltak kíváncsiak. Zöldi Blanka meséli el annak a kalandos történetét, ahogy hozzájutott a nyomozás több ezer oldalas iratanyagához.

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“At home I said that I got the money for a photo shooting”

Anybody who paid 230-300 euros per hour could enjoy the company of celebrities and porn stars. Behind a world full of money, luxury cars and fancy parties, however, there are unpaid bills and deplorable fates.

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The suspect, who had connections 
at the police and the secret service

The police carried out even a secret investigation to uncover an alleged prostitution network. In the meantime, however, the protagonist of the case, Lajos Répás had some connections at the police, and indirectly at the secret service as well.

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The police were interested in the prostitute. Not in her politician client

The police uncovered an alleged prostitution ring a few years ago. They looked into the background of those who paid for the prostitutes but ignored the politician clients.

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Interior Minister’s Former Car Mechanic
Became Advisor of His Ministry

Béla Pittlik worked at a service station where Sándor Pintér, now the minister of interior, used to take his car. Now Pittlik works for the ministry, controlling projects for which he does not always have proper qualifications.

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