Authorities to investigate money laundering at public media fund

The Hungarian tax office NAV will start an investigation into the Hungarian public media fund’s (MTVA) suspiciously pricey contracts with production companies. So far the charges are embezzlement and money laundering in the amount of EUR 1,7 million. Since 2010 … Folytatás

Vote tourism and gerrymandering in Hungarian village

Újszentiván, a village near the city of Szeged in southeast Hungary, has experienced an amazing population boom.  According to the local administration’s documentation, 400 people moved into the village in the past three years, boosting the number of residents to … Folytatás

Yet Another Tax Authority Official Blows the Whistle

The Hungarian Tax Office’s (NAV) special cases unit, the Tax Directorate for Priority Affairs has been systematically disbanded from within, by its upper management – says István Vancsura, former Head of Department at NAV. Vancsura has been providing information to … Folytatás

Nationalists from the fifth floor

The appearance of the Right Sector in  the avant-garde of the Ukrainian revolution was unexpected not only for the ordinary protesters but even for the political opposition leaders who had never shown confidence in the success of civil unrests. The … Folytatás

Governing parties are overspending on 2014 campaign


Transparency International Hungary (TI), K-Monitor and have united their efforts to find out how much parties are spending on their campaigns. At their press conference today, they have introduced the website (Hungarian for hypocrisy), where the public can continuously follow … Folytatás