Pata Rât: the “treasure city” drowns in its trash

The landfill, located near Cluj-Napoca, is so high, one can barely see the top and the lake of leachate which merges into the horizon ends up in the yellow-brownish stream which flows into the Someş river. The smelly leachate covering … Folytatás

The landfill and the leachate Photo: Kilin Zs.
The landfill and the leachate Photo: Kilin Zs.

Fidesz has won over the Hungarian online press in Transylvania

Hungarian public money is increasingly present and government is gaining influence on the Hungarian media in Transylvania. In 2016 the income of the biggest news websites was coming from public money from Hungary. Even though up to now the Hungarian … Folytatás

Newspaper stand at the Teréz (Lenin) boulevard at the Western railway station in 1960. Photo: FORTEPAN©2010-2014
Newspaper stand at the Teréz (Lenin) boulevard at the Western railway station in 1960. Photo: FORTEPAN©2010-2014

Informant or not? György Frunda’s Securitate files published

The long-time member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe asked for the help of the communist secret services at least once. However, the Securitate, hoping for a ‘compensation’, was not happy with the informations provided by Frunda.

György Frunda. Photo: Agerpres
György Frunda. Photo: Agerpres

Schweighofer starts operating its pine processing plant without permit

Logs, wood waste and planks cut into a given size can be found on the property of the factory, even though the Austrian investor hasn’t even required the issuance of the environmental protection permit. The testing of the equipment is … Folytatás

On the pictures taken on the 29th of April, 2015, sawdust dunes are can be easily spotted. Photo: Attila Toró
On the pictures taken on the 29th of April, 2015, sawdust dunes are can be easily spotted. Photo: Attila Toró