Szabolcs Panyi

VSquare’s Budapest-based lead investigative editor in charge of Central European investigations, Szabolcs Panyi is also a Hungarian investigative journalist at Direkt36. He covers national security, foreign policy, and Russian and Chinese influence. He was a European Press Prize finalist in 2018 and 2021.

Orbán’s meeting with Putin was plotted behind EU, NATO allies’ back


Goulash: Orbán courting Trump; Budapest’s Olympics bid revived; RFE plans for Slovakia

27.06.2024 Newsletter

Goulash: NATO doubts about Hungary, Orbán’s son hunts for uranium & oil

13.06.2024 Newsletter

Poland’s most wanted man enjoys secret luxury life in Budapest


Goulash: Orbán opens the door to Chinese surveillance tech & hundreds of Russians

23.05.2024 Newsletter

Goulash: Chinese affairs in Hungary, Slovakia; new Russia investigations

09.05.2024 Newsletter

Cash-strapped Hungary expects economic support from Xi Jinping’s visit


EU Parliament condemns Russian interference, praises investigative journalism


Who Will Be the Next EU Commissioners from the Visegrád Region?


Goulash: Orbán’s son on a new mission; Budapest shuts down for Xi visit

18.04.2024 Newsletter

Goulash: Russian surveillance, spies and oligarchs & Slovakia’s election

04.04.2024 Newsletter

Goulash: Megayacht for Orbán’s friends; 100 Russian spies in Austria; EU’s Trump panic

21.03.2024 Newsletter

How the Slovak leader asked for the Kremlin and Orbán’s help (and got it)


Goulash: Hungary’s intel chief in the spotlight; Tusk, Fiala shouting at Orbán

07.03.2024 Newsletter

How Orbán flooded Central Europe with millions of online ads during election season


Goulash: Orbán’s weeks of crisis; Ján Kuciak remembered

22.02.2024 Newsletter