Companies dominate public lighting in Serbia with controversial Hungarian methods

After winning public lighting tenders in Hungary, Elios, a company previously owned by the son-in-law of Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán, started expanding internationally. In Serbia, companies linked to Elios have been participating in 12 public lighting tenders, with some partners that are connected to Serbia’s political elite.

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Putin-controlled financial giant has close ties to IIB, the Russian-led bank moving to Hungary

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

Long-term car rental is a very expensive solution but it has the advantage of keeping the client using the car in secret. Antal Rogán and his wife, as well as the former deputy mayor of a Budapest district and former wife of Árpád Habony all used this option for several years. The car renting company has won several high-value state contracts in the past years.

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How public money keeps flowing to Orban’s family through Hungary’s new tycoon

Trump and Orban to cut billion-dollar arms deals at the possible expense of Hungarian NGOs

Hungarian companies also involved in “Grand Theft Europe”, the EU’s biggest tax fraud

Hungary to buy more U.S. weapons as PM Orban gets a White House invitation

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

How people close to Viktor Orbán’s brother became key players in major procurements of Hungary’s tax authority

How we exposed a secret conflict involving Russia, the United States, and Hungary

Magyarországnak ígért milliárdos fejlesztést is érint Trump mexikói határfala

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

How I found out that an opposition politician teamed up with the government’s allies

How we told the inside story of the oligarch who turned against Viktor Orbán

Russian arms dealer busted by U.S. agents in Hungary now out of jail after extradition

How we exposed some of the deepest secrets of Hungary’s controversial golden visa program

Orbán enged az USA-nak, de ő is kiharcolt valamit a katonai megállapodás tervezete szerint

Paks 2 is facing a risky modification that could favor the Russians

Logikus volt, hogy Orbán Moszkva felé fordult – Direkt36 podcast 2

Miért ültették alacsony székre az amerikaiak Szijjártó Pétert? Mennyire tehet arról az amerikai kormány, hogy Magyarország távolodni kezdett Washingtontól? És mennyire sikeres az egyszerre harsány és konfliktusos magyar külpolitika. Az amerikai-magyar-orosz viszony a Direkt36 podcastjában.

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Hungary Buying U.S. Missile System to Mend Ties with Trump Administration