Months ago, Felcsút mayor and Orbán confidante Lőrinc Mészáros denied having ownership of a business incorporated in Russia, but investigative journalism NGO Átlátszó.hu has found Russian documentation that shows the almost bankrupt pipe-fitter turned millionaire sold his share of the Russian company two weeks ago to Szilárd Kiss, who served as Hungary’s agriculture attaché at the […]
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District of Kecskemét prosecutors office has filed bribery charges against savings cooperative executive Imre G., Nyíregyháza-based businessman Gyula Sz. and former agriculture attaché to Hungary’s Moscow embassy Szilárd Kiss, reports Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet. Kiss was arrested on January 15th. His name is tied to numerous scandals involving the sale of visas to Russian citizens, owning […]
Former liberal MP and member of the National Assembly’s national security committee József Gulyás discusses the slow return of Russian influence in Hungary.
Parliamentary opposition party Politics Can Be Different (LMP) has called for the formation of an ad hoc parliamentary commission to examine Russia’s rising influence over Hungarian politics, reports index.hu. The request comes in response to recent events suggesting Russian meddling in the country’s affairs, including the Russian ties of militant nationalist group Hungarian Front Line (MNA) […]
Szilárd Kiss is an interesting fellow. He was kicked out of the foreign service when it was still under the direction of János Martonyi because he did not pass the mandatory national security screening. Later, he was assigned to Hungary’s Moscow embassy as an agriculture attaché from Hungary’s Ministry of the Rural Development led by minister […]
The broker scandal continues to grow. Tens of thousands of depositors and investors have been affected by the loss of hundreds of billions of forints worth of assets. Local governments and various non-profits have lost hundreds of millions. Brokers have been arrested. At least one professional football club stands on the brink of bankruptcy. It it turns out the Foreign Ministry kept billions of taxpayer money in high risk junk bonds. All of this has happened since police raided the Budapest headquarters of the Buda-Cash Broker House the night of February 23rd.
Fidesz vice-president Szilárd Németh stormed out of session when questions arose on the presence of Russian code on government website.