According to state law, Hungarian politicians are not allowed to accept services and gifts higher than the amount of the salary and other income they receive. Despite the law, many politicians turned out to have disobeyed it as, for example, Viktor Orbán travelled to football games with a private aeroplane or Péter Szíjjártó on a yacht floating on the Adriatic Sea.
Index reported that in the last case involving Péter Szíjjártó, he was caught on summer vacation on the Adriatic Sea on a EUR 20 million yacht. The more interesting fact about the case is that Szíjjártó kept on sharing pictures on his social sites pretending to be working. The case was explained with the fact that the Hungarian politician spends his holiday but keeps on working at the same time.
In 2018, it turned out Prime Minister Orbán travels to Hungarian football games with a private aeroplane. When asked about the incident, Orbán reported that he had been travelling for thirty years with a plane to games and intends to continue this habit.
In 2016, the Hungarian media and society were outraged about Antal Rogán who travelled to a wedding by helicopter. Rogán denied that it was him, but later, as the first pictures were published, he could not deny it anymore. Rogán admitted months later in the Parliament and in front of the press that taking a helicopter was a mistake.
The fact that Zsolt Semjén loves hunting is not as surprising as the incident when Hungarian news portal Magyar Nemzet found out that Semjén was invited several times to Sweden to take part in expensive hunting trips. The outings of Semjén cost nearly EUR 14,000.
Later, the Swedish authorities even charged Semjén with transporting a shot deer on helicopter, but the case was dismissed.
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