Ligeti: Private foundations serve the goal to perpetuate PM Orbán’s personal leverage

Miklós Ligeti, Legal Director of Transparency International Hungary, explains the legal scheme enabling the Hungarian government to channel billions of euros to private foundations. He reveals the most important legal details and tells us why the move is tailor-made for Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán’s personal leverage and outreach – even if being ousted from the […]

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Martin: Corruption performs better in Hungary

Anti-corruption expert József Péter Martin talks about widespread corruption in Hungary, why the European Union could do more about breaching of rule of law in its member states, and how young people favor transparency and democracy. Host: Zoltán Kész Corruption performs better in Hungary amid the pandemic. This should not come as a surprise as […]

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Zoltán Szotyori-Lázár: Corruption has become part of the system in Hungary

Op-Ed Every year the Berlin headquarters of the international corruption research institute Transparency International (TI ) publishes the world’s most comprehensive corruption survey, the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). In 2019, Hungary scored 44 points on a scale ranging from 0 points (the most corrupt country) to 100 points (the country the least infected with corruption), ranking […]

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