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The Uses and Misuses of Europe's "Strictest" Asset Declaration System

We were the first one to report on the Prime Minister’s trip to a Videoton-Ludogorec Champion’s League game in Bulgaria on July 25. The trip was made on a 60 million dollar business jet, and Orbán’s Press Secretary, Bertalan Havasi asserted that it has not been paid from public funds. In September, however, watchdog organization and online newspaper Átlátszó had published pictures of Orbán deboarding the luxurious jet.

Hotel Oligarch Hungary - Know where you spend your money

Summer holiday at Lake Balaton? Charming autumn city break in Budapest? Be aware that the corrupt clientele of the Orbán regime is branching out to tourism. They own hotels and restaurants around the most popular destinations. 

Letter to European Parliament with Statement on killing of Jan Kuciak

In advance of the parliamentary debate on the killing of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, a statement was signed by 61 civil society organisations from across Europe and elsewhere expressing their concern about the fact that his investigation may have been exposed after he submitted request for information.

The language of the Hungarian Parliament (1990-2017)

As part of the 2017 Global Legislative Openness Week K-Monitor did some experimenting with parliamentary data. Background: K-Monitor started to scrape data from the Hungarian Parliament's website to make it processable for researchers and easily searchable for citizens and journalists. The following is an English summary of our preliminary study, more to follow in spring.

So who blocked our participation at the UN Anti-corruption Convention in Vienna?

The 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC/COSP7) starts today in Vienna. K-Monitor has applied for an observer role, however a state vetoed our participation.

An illiberal state in the heart of Europe

Between 2010 and 2014, an 'illiberal state' was being built in Hungary. In line with prime minister's announcement on the subject, from 2014 we have been offered a perspecve on how an actual, consolidated illiberal democracy operates.

Messed-up tourist attractions from EU money

A delegation of the EP Committee on Budgetary Control is now visiting Hungary, planning a trip to see the Felcsút miniature railway that has eaten of HUF 600 million. We have to recognize however, that this country can offer a lot more than just a ghost train in the Prime Minister’s village.

Resisting anti-democratic rules

July 12 was the deadline for registering ourselves as foreign funded NGOs. K-Monitor has already decided back in April, when the government announced this law that we will not comply with a regulation that is discriminatory and against democratic values. We still think that resistance is the right reaction.

We’re here to stay and to continue our work

On Tuesday, 13 June, after two postponed votes, the Hungarian Parliament adopted the Law on the Transparency of Foreign Funded Organisations. The community of civil society organisations united in the Civilizáció campaign continue to believe that the law is unnecessary, stigmatising and harmful.

The EU supports semi-authoritarian regimes unknowingly: Us

“Fake civil organizations of the Soros empire are paid in order to encourage the spread of political correctness and global capital overcoming national governments,” Szilárd Németh, vice president of the governing Fidesz party, said. The anti-NGO silver bullet was, of course, EU-funded.

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