Orbán’s coup-like outsourcing of public assets put on an interactive map.
Many of the most celebrated love stories are actually incredibly abusive and rooted in dependence – so I figured I might as well call what Putin and Orbán have a love story.
We now have an anti-corruption candidate against Orbán. But as long as the corrupt ones hold power, being blackmailable is not just a precondition to get ahead – but a necessary asset to stay afloat. And the corrupt ones can be the people as well as the political establishment.
About constitutional changes and holding politicians accountable for theft.
On September 14-15 the Hungarian government took on record debt, issuing an unprecedented amount of FX denominated bonds.
The 1MDB scandal has rocked Malaysia and impoverished its taxpayers by 4.5 billion dollars. It now has a challenger for the title of “largest kleptocracy case to date”.
The true political priorities of 2021.
The 2022 tax bill has been rubberstamped and includes a line that allows corporations to donate into Orbán’s loyalist foundations – and get a 300% state tax credit for it.
Talking of being a salary man with no savings.
In December 2020 the political appointee at the helm of Petőfi Literary Museum published a combative editorial calling George Soros the “liberal Führer” whose “liber-aryan followers worship him more subserviently than Hitler’s did Hitler”. He called Europe “George Soros’ gas chamber”.