Last week in Hungary

Hungary by Atlatszo – OLAF’s letters reveal details of fraudulent projects

This is what wrote this week:

OLAF’s letters to Hungarian towns reveal details of fraudulent street light modernization projects

OLAF sent detailed letters to all Hungarian municipalities that had contracts with Elios and modernized their lights using EU funds. filed freedom of information requests with all municipalities. Four of them already sent us the letters from OLAF.

The role of state advertising in the Hungarian media scene, 2006-2017

Mérték Media Monitor’s study reviews the trends in state advertising spending between 2006-2017 and examines how individual interest groups and groups of owners have claimed this type of public funding during the time investigated.

We also read these:

The New York Times: Hungary’s Soros-Backed University Is Reaccredited

A Budapest university threatened with being shut down after emerging as a high-profile target of government attacks on its founder, the financier George Soros, announced a bit of welcome news on Wednesday: It has been reaccredited for the next five years.

Reuters: Hungarian PM steps up anti-immigrant campaign after by-election loss

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday opposition parties would unite to try to oust his ruling Fidesz in the April 8 election and would turn Hungary into a haven for immigrants, after his party suffered a surprise by-election defeat.

Reuters: Love is easier for deer than people in Hungary’s Oscar-nominated movie

Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi’s first film in nearly two decades, nominated for the 2018 Oscar in the foreign film category, tells the story of two people searching for love – in their dreams as deer in a forest.

The Budapest Beacon: “We are no longer bastions of the rule of law,” says Hungarian judge

he purpose of this series is to provide insight into how those working in the judiciary see the shrinking space within Hungary’s justice system. A number of the former and practicing judges interviewed agreed to be filmed.

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