Hungary by Atlatszo – President Áder’s foundation given €4.7 million every year by Orban’s office
This is what Atlatszo wrote:
Rechnitz has a dark secret: 180 Hungarian Jews were killed here 74 years ago. Their remains have not yet been found still, although there have been 16 attempts to find the mass graves already. The town has been keeping the secret for more than seven decades, while descendants of the dead are still fighting for the truth.
The town of Üröm is a suburb of Budapest. It has long been struggling with commuter traffic passing through its main roads every day, but it is has been facing new challenges recently: construction waste and debris are being deposited on some of its arable lands, and a private company has just been granted a permit to recultivate an old stone mine.
One of the most important topics for President János Áder is environmental protection. Thus nobody was surprised to hear that he created a foundation with an environmental focus. It was more surprising, however, that the foundation will receive 1.5 billion Hungarian forints (approximately 4.7 million euros at today’s exchange rate) from the Prime Minister’s office every year, starting in 2019.
In the hot summer of 2018, our reporting team at Hungary’s Atlatszo tracked two luxury vehicles – a private plane and a luxury yacht – that the Hungarian government elite, including Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his closest allies, used to travel to business meetings, football games and vacations abroad.
There are more than two thousand public spaces named after historic or fictitious people in Budapest. The names that these places are given tell us a lot about who are the people that our society wants to remember. It also tells us a lot about which era of our history we consider the most important.
This is what is going on in Hungary:
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