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 gravity of problems caused by hospital-acquired infections in Hungary. Miniszter Sándor Pintér is involed in the deliberations, and measures were proposed to address the crisis. However, according to the leaked document funding for improvement will be scarce.
A Direkt36 investigation has revealed that the Hungarian Prime Minister personally got involved in an acquisition of 4iG, a Hungarian ...
At the beginning of the year, the head of the nuclear power plant was unexpectedly dismissed because his position was needed for a politically well-established person, according to Direkt36. While Paks is about to take on a major task, the new head has no nuclear energy experience.
According to secret plans uncovered by Direkt36, the Orbán government is close to reaching an agreement with China to transport Chinese chemicals supplying battery factories and other industries in Europe by rail through a Hungarian hub. One possible distribution center is on the outskirts of Budapest, while one of the
A close acquaintance of Szijjártó acquired the company that is building a factory in Kecskemét, supported by HUF 1 billion from the state
Szilárd Benkő worked for many years alongside Péter Szijjártó and also yachted with him on the Adriatic Sea. The man with a background as an instrument maker entered the construction industry a few years ago and, according to Direkt36's research, has received state funding from the foreign ministry directly and
Former powerful CEO of Hungarian state companies, convicted for economic crimes, invited to government meetings
The former head of the Hungarian nuclear power plant in the city of Paks and the state energy company was sentenced in 2019 to five years of imprisonment for economic crimes. Despite his conviction, he appeared at closed-door meetings organized by the minister in charge of energy, according to Direkt36.
A box of excrement was sent to the Hungarian Embassy in Warsaw, president Katalin Novák was lectured by the Polish prime minister, and Viktor Orbán's European ambitions were jeopardized. Direkt36, in cooperation with Vsquare, have uncovered the behind the scenes story of the Hungarian-Polish alliance, which previously seemed unbreakable, since
Bracing for US sanctions, Russian financier in Budapest was busy securing personal offshore assets, leaked documents reveal
Until last autumn, Nikolay Kosov headed the International Investment Bank, which is leaving Hungary. According to documents obtained by Direkt36, the Russian banker, who has since been hit by US sanctions, was planning to transfer his family's assets to Dubai.
Before the Hungarian government exited the Russian bank, it was helped out by a government-close financial institution
According to internal documents obtained by Direkt36, OTP closed the accounts of the International Investment Bank after the outbreak of the war. Followingly, the Russian-dominated financial institution turned to the government-close MKB to open a new account.
A businessman known for yachting with Hungarian minister Péter Szijjártó was a member of a group of Fidesz activists destroying opposition’s posters
They sprayed anti-migrant slogan to Jobbik posters in the run-up of the 2018 campaign. Several people linked to the Foreign Ministry were in the group, Direkt36 revealed.
Lawyers of bondholders told Direkt36 that hundreds of thousands of euros were stuck with the intermediary company VolDan. Meanwhile, the company's Hungarian representative office has become unavailable, and the company is under a compulsory strike off procedure from the official registry of companies.
“We need to pressure” the Hungarians – Leaked documents reveal collapse of Russian-led bank in Budapest
Internal documents obtained by Direkt36 reveal that the Hungarian government has become one of the strongest backers of the Russian-dominated International Investment Bank, which was brought to the brink of collapse by the war against Ukraine.