Phantom residents are voting and collecting pensions near the border with Ukraine

There is a two-bedroom house at the edge of Kisar, near Hungary’s border with Ukraine. The house looks like nothing out of the ordinary, but, according to the official registry, more than a hundred people are living there. When we … Folytatás

Kisar, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County. According to the official registry, more than 100 people live in this house. Photo: András Becker / Atlatszo.hu
Kisar, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County. According to the official registry, more than 100 people live in this house. Photo: András Becker / Atlatszo.hu

‘Hungary is a post-truth laboratory’

“There are elements of Hungarian foreign policy that make it obvious that Russian ties are strong. Of the EU states, Hungary is the most vulnerable to Russian and Chinese influence” Peter Kreko – director of the Hungarian think-tank Political Capital, … Folytatás

Budapest tram line. Photo by Robert Metz
Budapest tram line. Photo by Robert Metz

Right-Wing Hungarian Media Moves Into the Balkans

Hungarians with links to the country’s pro-government media have embarked on a mass buy-up of news outlets in Macedonia, part of what appears to be a concerted push into the Balkans by media companies loyal to right-wing Hungarian Prime Minister … Folytatás

Photo: Credit: Borce Popovski / OCCRP
Photo: Credit: Borce Popovski / OCCRP