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🔍Leading CEE investigations @VSquare_Project | 🇭🇺 journalist @direkt36 I 🇪🇺@EuroPressPrize finalist 2018, 2021 | ✉️
Oct 6, 2018 14 tweets 5 min read
What the hell is happening between #Hungary and #Ukraine, why are diplomatic tensions rising dramatically?

Thread for CEE&Hungary watchers, and for journalists covering the topic!… It all started last year with Ukraine’s new education law requiring more Ukrainian language education for minorities who previously had much bigger autonomy. This ‘reform’ is a tool of Ukrainian nation-building&was primarily aimed at restricting Russian language education.
Sep 11, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
"This is the first case in the history of Europe where a community condemns its own border guards”, Orbán said today.

Really? Read this thread!

1/ "We were not allowed to perform active operations” against Russian spies, a former HUN spycatcher claims.… 2/ “A Syrian man who is suspected of being the member of an international money laundering network” & "a key member of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s inner circle, who is on the United States’ sanction list, was granted a residency permit in Hungary.”…
Mar 26, 2018 10 tweets 5 min read
Bombshell leak by Viktor Orbán’s former close ally suggests the existence of a ‘HUNGARIAN LAUNDROMAT’.

-Stolen EU funds are laundered through diamonds&Arab shadow banking, hawala
-FBI uncovered the scheme&has a key witness under protection in the US

My ENG translation&thread: Magyar Nemzet (‘Hungarian Nation’), a daily owned by Orbán’s best friend turned worst enemy, oligarch Lajos Simicska, started publishing leaks about this alleged scheme today. It is Simicska's revenge two weeks before the election. Original HUN article:…