Kozgep’s fall from grace – in numbers

Oligarch Lajos Simicska’s business took a beating after he spectacularly fell out with premier Viktor Orban in 2015. The records show that his Kozgep construction firm, which won every public procurement tender it entered, saw a dramatic drop in state … Folytatás

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Shunned oligarch seeks options in Portugal

Zsolt Nyerges is a close associate of Lajos Simicska, the oligarch who famously and very publicly severed his earlier close ties with Prime Minister Viktor Orban. As a direct result, Simicska’s business interests are increasingly distant from the state supply … Folytatás

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Atlatszo.hu’s Freedom of Information tool gets international recognition

KiMitTud, the online tool implemented by Atlatszo.hu to provide easier access to important public information has been internationally acknowledged. The system received Austria’s €10,000 Sozial Marie award in recognition of the initiative’s innovative nature and social impact. Altatszo.hu’s innovative KiMitTud system has … Folytatás

© Anna Rauchenberger, SozialMarie 2016, Unruhe Privatstiftung
© Anna Rauchenberger, SozialMarie 2016, Unruhe Privatstiftung

A survivor through the ages: the portrait of Tamas Gyarfas

Every political age has its newcomers who hit the limelight, only to sink back into obscurity once their politics fades from power. One man to go against this tendency is Tamas Gyarfas, currently head of the Hungarian swimming federation, who … Folytatás

Zoltán Novotny and Tamás Gyárfás (to the right) interviewing Hobo in the 1980s. Photo: Tamás Urbán/FORTEPAN
Zoltán Novotny and Tamás Gyárfás (to the right) interviewing Hobo in the 1980s. Photo: Tamás Urbán/FORTEPAN

Government-friendly lawyers cash-in on farmland sales

The current government’s management of valuable farmland assets has already been the target of our inquiries in the past, but most recently Atlatszo.hu revealed that there are also anomalies in the legal work supporting the sales. It turns out that … Folytatás

Photo: atlatszo.hu / Áron Halász
Photo: atlatszo.hu / Áron Halász