Hungarian MEPs from the governing party silent about office rent

None of the twelve Hungarian MEPs from the governing Fidesz party answered our questions about how they are spending their monthly General Expenditure Allowance that they receive from the European Parliament. That money should primarily be used to rent an … Folytatás

Józseg Szájer and Ildikó Pelczné Gáll, two MEPs from the governing Fidesz party - Photo: MTI
Józseg Szájer and Ildikó Pelczné Gáll, two MEPs from the governing Fidesz party - Photo: MTI

Political takeover turns prestigious weekly inside out

Hungary’s popular business magazine, Figyelő, was one of the last independent media outlets in the country. However, the appetite of the governing party is bottomless when it comes to media: Figyelő is the most recent publication that fell into the … Folytatás

Maria Schmidt, new owner of weekly news magazine Figyelo
Maria Schmidt, new owner of weekly news magazine Figyelo

Ten million euros spent on ‘Stronger Hungary’ campaign

The Hungarian government’s 2017 ‘Stronger Hungary’ advertising campaign was profitable for businessmen close to governing party Fidesz. András Tombor’s company received almost one billion HUF (EUR 3,3 million) while Istán Garancsi’s company received about half of that. But there was … Folytatás

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