Last week in Hungary

Hungary by Atlatszo: Businessmen with ties to the government own bars in the Budapest ruin bar scene

This is what wrote this week:

Businessmen with ties to the government own bars in the Budapest ruin bar scene

Governing party Fidesz usually stands up for law and order, but not when it comes to the party district in the 7th district of Budapest. We were wondering and looked at who owns the biggest bars or the buildings that host them.

Court decision: state-owned electricity company has to publish documents about donation to Orban’s favorite NGO

The Budapest-Capital Regional Court decided last Friday that MVM Group, the Hungarian state-owned electricity company has to make all documents about its EUR 1.7 million donation to CÖKA public. CÖKA is an NGO that is supporting the Orban government.

We also read this:

Budapest Business Journal: U.S. program to support access to ʼunbiasedʼ information in Hungary

The United States Department of State has published an open tender “for projects that increase citizens’ access to objective information about domestic and global issues in Hungary”.

Mother Jones: Carter Page’s Mysterious Trip to Budapest Highlights Hungary’s Effort to Win Over Trump

The House Intelligence Committee ‘s examination of his Budapest connection highlights the extensive efforts made by the far-right government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to cozy up to Trump.

Reuters: Fitch revises Hungary’s outlook to positive

Fitch revised its outlook on Hungary’s long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings to positive from stable. The credit rating agency affirmed its rating on the central European country at “BBB-”.

AzerNews: Turkmenistan, Hungary mull organizing visits at highest level

Turkmenistan and Hungary have discussed possibilities of organizing visits at the highest level, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said.