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.
A fifth man suspected of involvement in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria last week has been detained in Hungary, said police Sunday.
Hungarian police will send special border patrol units to its southern border with Serbia to stop a stream of predominantly Syrian refugees from entering the country.
Serbian authorities have arrested three people suspected of involvement in large-scale migrant smuggling after they found 90 people in a house in Belgrade on Tuesday.
Police in the town of Subotica, in northern Serbia, have detained one person and charged eight on suspicion of illegal border crossing and human trafficking as they tried to smuggle Syrians through Serbia into the European Union (EU).
The head of Hungary’s tax authority who was banned from entering the United States (US) last year on suspicion of corruption has resigned, the Ministry for National Economy says.
Eleven people have been sentenced for their involvement in a prostitution ring which trafficked at least 250 women from Hungary into the United Kingdom (UK).
Serbian authorities have arrested 29 police officers, nine customs officials and one other person whom they accuse of letting people illegally cross the border into neighboring Hungary, a member of the European Union (EU), in exchange for bribes.
Only one in seven people in the world live in a place where coverage of politics in the media is robust and journalists can work without legal and economic problems, according to a report released by Freedom House today.
Border authorities discovered 73 Syrian migrants packed into the back of a furniture truck on Saturday as the driver tried to cross the Romania-Hungary border.
Tamas Bodoky, editor-in-chief of the Hungarian media watchdog and independent journalism outlet Atlatszo, has won the 2015 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Digital Activism.
The National Bank of Hungary revoked the license of brokerage firm Quaestor Financial Hrurira on March 10, the latest development in a scandal that has roiled the Hungarian financial markets.
Amnesty International’s report for 2014 has condemned the response of the international community to worsening human rights abuses across the globe.
Thousands of protesters gathered outside the Hungarian Parliament building on Sunday,to ask visiting German chancellor Angela Merkel for her help in opposing corruption and autocratic policies in Hungary.
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