Viktor Orbán’s wife’s business partner, János Flier won 377 hectares of land with his family members on the National Land Fund’s tender which makes him the absolute winner regarding purchasable land in Felcsút. Flier is a permanent ’customer’ of the prime minister’s wife: they buy, sell and exchange land on a daily basis – reports the atlatszo.hu internet site.
József Ángyán, the former Hungarian State Secretary in the Ministry of Rural Development, started his own fight against corruption. Ángyán resigned in January and since then he has been raising concerns about the shady relations between the government and some Hungarian ‘oligarchs’ – Lajos Simicska and Zsolt Nyerges, who are often referred to as PM Viktor Orbán’s close allies and members of the highly influential business elite. Mr. Ángyán is now struggling to draw attention to the inconsistencies in state land lease tenders that show that certain influential people’s companies are having more auspicious positions. But it looks like it’s a sensitive issue, and he has to face retaliation from the powers that others have also tried to call into account.
Those who acquire land can easily run for external financial resources. If they are registered farmers they can apply for European funds as well. A long time has passed since 1990 and if someone can get into the circle than his good fortune is secured.