Hungary indicted on Thursday 11 suspected people-smugglers for the death of 71 refugees whose bodies were found two years ago in a truck in Austria during the peak of Europe’s migration crisis.
Sándor Farkas, a member of the Hungarian parliament from the governing Fidesz party, omitted €4.8 million of state subsidies from his wealth declarations in the past five years, OCCRP partner Direkt36 reported Thursday.
A company now owned by theson-in-law of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban bought property in an industrial park promoted by the government in the country’s northwest,an investigation by OCCRP partner Direkt36 has revealed.
Police in Hungary have launched a criminal inquiry into revelations that a consortium falsified public procurement documents in the construction of a Budapest health clinic, following an investigation by OCCRP partner Direkt36.
A member of parliament from Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party was questioned on Monday by prosecutors investigating what they say is a major budget fraud scheme.
A major construction project in Budapest was awarded to a consortium of companies that made false statements in order to qualify for the tender, aninvestigation by Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project partner Direkt36 has revealed.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban may be one of Brussels’ toughest critics, but reporting by Organized Crime and Corruption Project (OCCRP) partner Direkt36 has revealed that one of his closest relatives is benefiting from European Union subsidies.
Investigations by OCCRP partner Direkt36 have exposed how senior politicians including Prime Minister Viktor Orban have failed to follow wealth declaration regulations, prompting opposition calls for parliamentary inquiries.
OCCRP partner Atlatszo reported Wednesday that companies friendly to the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban have won the lion’s share of contracts to build dozens of football stadiums.
For years, Laszlo Taso, a state minister in Hungary, failed to declare some of his properties in his annual wealth declarations and neglected to mention some of the state subsidies he received, OCCRP partner Direkt36 reported.
Loyal Bank, a small Caribbean financial company with close ties to Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at center of the Panama Papers scandal, is owned by a Hungarian businessman, OCCRP partner Direkt36 reported based on leaked documents.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s office played a significant role in enabling a company then co-owned by Orbán’s son-in-law to win a series of public procurements without real competition, OCCRP partner Direkt36 reported, based on government documents it obtained through a public information request.
Although István Tiborcz, the son-in-law of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, is now out of the public tender business, his longtime business associate’s company has received several state contracts recently, reported OCCRP partner Direkt36.
As the internet becomes more central to our lives, the question grows more urgent: who owns it? OCCRP, in partnership with RISE Project and EurActiv.ro, set out to find out in the Internet Ownership Project.
Transparency International (TI) released its 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on Wednesday, writing that while a handful of nations in Europe and Central Asia have improved, many are seeing corruption grow while civil society space and democracy shrinks.
A Hungarian company has bought dozens of luxury apartments in one of Budapest’s most elegant streets in connection with a program that grants foreigners the right to live in Hungary if they buy government bonds, reports OCCRP partner Direkt36.
The European Union (EU) has stepped up its efforts to investigate contracts won under suspicious circumstances by a firm linked to the son-in-law of Hungary’s prime minister, István Tiborcz, reports OCCRP partner Direkt36.
The Hungarian Publishers’ Association has condemned a plan proposed by the Ministry of Interior that would allow secret agents to be planted in media bureaus across the country.
Zsolt Hernádi, chairman-CEO of Hungarian oil and gas group MOL, could still face trial for bribery in Croatia according to Hungarian investigative site Atlatszo, an OCCRP partner.
Macedonia could build a fence on its Greek border to block an influx of refugees transitioning through the country, according to Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki.
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