All posts by Wirth Zsuzsanna

How sloppy coronavirus measures pushed healthcare workers to the brink of death

It started as a simple patient transfer, but then it showed the chaos in the coronavirus fight

„By now, no one can give even a piece of bread”

For Hungarians living in deep poverty, the world has turned upside down since the coronavirus lockdown. Although poor rural communities have not yet seen a breakout but most jobs are gone and with no savings and barely enough food left, people cannot afford to buy even disinfectants. So far, the government has failed to take action, leaving thousands of starving families without help.

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

God sent this investment. Or the Devil

„Sold her home to pay, no money, crying”

Hungarians could live 5 months longer, but government halts program tackling air pollution

He was an interpreter for the Hungarian Prime Minister’s friend. Now he is a major player in state-funded railway projects

The minister had done official business with them, now his wife rents an office from their partner

I got used to politicians being angry with me. But this was different

Family of influential opposition figure owns luxury yacht in Croatia

The state minister issued denials and made threats. Then quietly corrected his wealth declarations

Nine more politicians declared previously hidden assets or state subsidies, after Direkt36 exposed mistakes in their wealth declarations. 27 million missing forints got included in the declarations, and several apologies were made.

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We looked into politicians’ assets. Police started a harassment investigation

A Direkt36 has revealed how several politicians filed incorrect or incomplete wealth declarations. Minister of state László Tasó was among them. He turned to the police claiming that he and his family were harassed. The police have launched an investigation.

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Opposition politician appears to be almost penniless. But his companies are quite well off

Here’s how the relatives of a state minister benefited from EU projects

In recent years, people close to State Minister, László Tasó have found themselves in an advantageous position during major EU-funded renovations in Nyíradony, like in the case of a renovated hunting mansion. Tasó used to be the mayor of the city for 20 years, his local influence is still obvious, but he claims all these to be trumped-up connections.

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A senior government official concealed his lands and millions

Direkt36 and its partners have built a database to uncover the hidden controversies of politicians’ wealth declarations. Minister of State László Tasó, for example, concealed some of his lands for years and forgot to declare millions of state subsidies.

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