According to a declassified presentation of the Hungarian security services, the money ended up at a network of companies doing online political marketing based on data collection, which were built up around emblematic faces of socialist former governments.
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The editorial office of V4NA, the organisation owned by KESMA, unofficial chief advisor to Prime Minister Árpád Habony and Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, was not based in London, but in the third district of the Hungarian capital
Victor Orbán delivered his racist speech during an event one of whose partners was Wacław Felczak Polish-Hungarian Cooperation Institute governed by Polish authorities. Each year, this Institute, and its counterpart in Budapest, spend millions on books, competitions, presentations of wines and perfumes, and a very elegant villa in the heart of Warsaw. All in the name of Polish-Hungarian friendship which both countries recently and officially ended.
An EU signature collection initiative aiming to support Hungarian minorities abroad has taken a strange turn. Filmmaker László Pesty convinced his friends in government to receive a Hungarian state grant for an international PR campaign.
Since last Thursday, more than 85,000 people have arrived in Hungary from Ukraine. By Monday, the first wave of refugees had reached the Hungarian capital.
Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán announced Fidesz will put forward Katalin Novák for president. The step ensures Orbán’s party will have an ally in the office even if they lose the general elections coming up in spring. Former minister for families Novák is the face of the Hungarian government’s anti-gender campaign and interacted with various Russian individuals believed to be close to intelligence operations.