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It is rare to see in such detail the astonishing disappearance of taxpayer billions

It is rare to see in such detail the astonishing disappearance of taxpayer billions

Direkt36 uncovered another story about the operations of a state company that secretly financed several important projects of the Orbán
The hidden €664 million: the vast majority of donations to European political parties come from unknown sources

The hidden €664 million: the vast majority of donations to European political parties come from unknown sources

An international team of investigative journalists has examined donations to major European political parties. In Hungary this practice is more
Dubai luxury apartments bought by a company linked to the inner circle of the son of Hungary's central bank governor

Dubai luxury apartments bought by a company linked to the inner circle of the son of Hungary’s central bank governor

As part of the Dubai Unlocked investigation, Direkt36 has found that a company with links to the inner circle of
Orbán blocked the idea that could have  pushed out Russia from Hungary’s nuclear plant expansion

Orbán blocked the idea that could have pushed out Russia from Hungary’s nuclear plant expansion

Last year, there were talks in government circles about starting building a third nuclear power plant with the French, which
Secret documents reveal that Orbán’s people were behind the purchase of one of Europe's biggest TV channels

Secret documents reveal that Orbán’s people were behind the purchase of one of Europe’s biggest TV channels

Two years ago, a Portuguese businessman with good Hungarian government connections bought the Euronews TV channel. Direkt36, together with Le
The government official asked for two million forints instead of sausages - here is the indictment on the theft of EU money involving ministries

The government official asked for two million forints instead of sausages – here is the indictment on the theft of EU money involving ministries

Direkt36 has also obtained the indictment, which reveals a series of fraudulent practices involving EU tenders. According to the document,
MCC's luxury spending leaked, from a €250 thousand winter camp to blatantly expensive receptions

MCC’s luxury spending leaked, from a €250 thousand winter camp to blatantly expensive receptions

While at other colleges students prepare a few sandwiches for their events, the taxpayer-funded Mathias Corvinus Collegium spends huge sums
Orbán, Judas and the gay lobby – behind Zoltán Balog’s attempt to rescue himself in his church

Orbán, Judas and the gay lobby – behind Zoltán Balog’s attempt to rescue himself in his church

The pardon scandal has shaken Zoltán Balog's position within the Reformed Church, but in recent weeks he has managed to
Editors stand by the attacked Atlatszo

Editors stand by the attacked Atlatszo

(Magyar) A nemrég elfogadott szuverenitásvédelmi törvényre hivatkozva indult propagandisztikus támadás az Átlátszó ellen épp a sajtószabadság ünnepéhez közeledve.
How Orbán flooded Central Europe with millions of online ads during election season

How Orbán flooded Central Europe with millions of online ads during election season

While the Hungarian government is very sensitive to its own sovereignty, it has also been running serious advertising campaigns in
"If you are new to this, I'll see you through it all the way" - The internet is full of ads in Hungarian recruiting sex workers, but authorities see no problem with them

“If you are new to this, I’ll see you through it all the way” – The internet is full of ads in Hungarian recruiting sex workers, but authorities see no problem with them

Although encouraging prostitution is a criminal offence In Hungary, the authorities say there is nothing wrong with openly advertising foreign
Some Hungarian hospitals have been facing a serious infection situation for years. Yet nothing happens to them

Some Hungarian hospitals have been facing a serious infection situation for years. Yet nothing happens to them

Never before has it been possible to get a deeper look into the most frightening corners of the Hungarian health
How Viktor Orbán tried to extinguish the pedophile pardon scandal that shook his government

How Viktor Orbán tried to extinguish the pedophile pardon scandal that shook his government

The government initially hoped that they could get away with it, but when they saw the internal polls, they knew
Orbán’s former minister was pushing for the pardon that led to the fall of Hungary’s first female president

Orbán’s former minister was pushing for the pardon that led to the fall of Hungary’s first female president

Direkt36 and Telex have learned from several independent sources that head of the Hungarian Reformed Church Zoltán Balog, who has
Orbán’s true reasons for opposing Ukraine’s EU accession revealed

Orbán’s true reasons for opposing Ukraine’s EU accession revealed

According to information obtained by Direkt36, prime minister Orbán said at a closed-door meeting last spring that Ukraine's accession would
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Uncovering the secret African mission of Viktor Orbán’s son

The son of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has tried to hide his involvement in the planned Hungarian military mission
The "Sovereignty Protection Authority" is harmful and against the rule of law, yet it cannot intimidate independent media

The “Sovereignty Protection Authority” is harmful and against the rule of law, yet it cannot intimidate independent media

The newly adopted "Sovereignty Protection" law does not expressly regulate the operation of media companies, it is, however, capable of
The Ministry of Interior says there is no problem with hospital-acquired infections. However, a leaked document says they know the situation is serious

The Ministry of Interior says there is no problem with hospital-acquired infections. However, a leaked document says they know the situation is serious

According to an internal document of the Ministry of Interior leaked to Direkt36, health care authorities are aware of the
Swiss Bank Account Tied to Hungarian Tycoon Provides New Details of Alleged Misuse of Government Funds

Swiss Bank Account Tied to Hungarian Tycoon Provides New Details of Alleged Misuse of Government Funds

In an ongoing criminal case prosecutors claim officials of the Ministry of Agriculture fraudulently disbursed HUF 2,2 billion in 2019.