When the Bohemian Switzerland National Parkwas on fire just a year ago, the public debate was dominated by a popular opinion: if the national park administration had not “stupidly” left standing the dry spruce trees killed by bark beetle, the fire would have been weaker and easier to contain.
In Romania, recent indictments highlight the role of healthcare workers in diverting funds from patient care. In Poland, the state paid tens of millions of euros to an arms dealer for medical equipment that, in part, was never delivered. While in the Czech Republic, public tenders during the pandemic were corruptly steered to businesses selling unlicensed respirators.
“The public perception is that we only deal with corruption, which is not true. We also investigate cases in the social-educational field, where we deal with serious allegations that also affect children,” says Zuzana Dlugošová, chairwoman of the Slovak Whistleblower Protection Office.
The Paks nuclear power plant releases the cooling water from the Danube back into the river, warming it up: the outflowing water is about 33-35°C. This mixes with the cooler water after a while, but in the meantime, it keeps the river considerably warmer for kilometres
It has been two years since the first articles of the Pegasus Project were published, sparking a huge outcry in many countries around the world. The European Parliament and authorities in several countries have launched investigations. But what has changed in Hungary?
Disinformation, propaganda and lies have been flooding the Slovak information space for a long time and, according to experts, represent an underestimated threat to the country. Behind the spread of lies and harmful content, a profitable business can be hiding under the guise of ideology.
Since 2002, the total wealth of the 100 richest Hungarians has increased twelve times, exceeding HUF 7,500 billion. Lőrinc Mészáros remains the richest man in the country, with an estimated wealth of HUF 660 billion. Viktor Orbán remains the most influential man in the country, but Katalin Novák has dropped sharply in the influence barometer.
According to confidential government documents obtained by Direkt36, China intends to transport a considerable portion of its chemical production bound for Europe via rail to Hungary.