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  1. beyondbrics

    January 25, 2013

    Hungary: Daimler launches production of new CLA coupé

    Daimler, the German auto maker, on Friday inaugurated production of its new CLA four-door coupé at its Mercedes-Benz factory...

  2. beyondbrics

    December 23, 2011

    Hungary: little peace at Christmas

    The arguments over Hungary’s economic policies – which have divided Budapest and Brussels – spilled out into the open air...

  1. August 4, 2011

    Orban warfare

    Barely had Hungary stepped out of the spotlight surrounding its European Union presidency in the first half of this year...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 4, 2011

    Hungary: crime and punishment

    For a man facing the potential threat of criminal prosecution, Ferenc Gyurcsany, Hungary’s prime minister from 2004-2009, is...

  3. March 24, 2010

    Challenges on growth and jobs

    Hungary fell into economic trouble before the global crisis, owing to mounting budget deficits and spiralling government...

  4. April 14, 2009

    Bajnai takes helm in Hungary

    Hungary’s new prime minister, Gordon Bajnai, has offered an olive branch to opposition parties in an attempt to break a...

  5. April 13, 2009

    World Diary

    TODAY EU climate change talks European Union environment ministers are due to meet in Prague to discuss the United Nations...

  6. March 30, 2009

    Hungary faces ‘painful crisis management’

    Gordon Bajnai, the Hungarian economics minister who is set to become prime minister next week, promised a period of...

  7. March 26, 2009

    Rumbles from east need not spark turmoil

    The loss of one east European government in the midst of the global economic crisis might be dismissed as an accident. The...

  8. March 26, 2009

    Rumbles from the east need not spark turmoil

    The loss of one east European government in the midst of the global economic crisis might be dismissed as an accident. The...

  9. March 25, 2009

    East’s rumbles need not herald turmoil

    The loss of one east European government in the midst of the global economic crisis might be dismissed as an accident. The...

  10. March 25, 2009

    Hungary president urges early elections

    Hungary’s president called for early elections on Wednesday as a respected former finance minister warned the country faced...

  11. March 23, 2009

    Czech bank governor warns economy could shrink by 2%

    The Czech Republic could see its economy contract by as much as 2 per cent this year if the recession worsens in western...

  12. March 21, 2009

    Hungary’s PM ready to quit

    Hungary has been thrown into a new bout of political uncertainty following the the prime minister’s weekend announcement...

  13. March 12, 2009

    Cheap soundbites undermine Europe

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber): At long last, the message is getting across that, as far as the financial crisis is concerned,...

  14. March 4, 2009

    Hungary economic plan still alive, says PM

    Hungary’s plan for a €180bn ($227bn, £160bn) stabilisation plan for the economies of central and eastern Europe, including...

  15. February 3, 2009

    Global crisis opens way for comeback

    For Viktor Orban, the long-standing leader of Hungary's conservative opposition, the country's economic crisis provides an...

  16. February 3, 2009

    Crisis opens door for Hungarian conservatives

    For Viktor Orban, the long-standing leader of Hungary's conservative opposition, the country's economic crisis provides an...

  17. February 3, 2009

    Global crisis paves way to Hungarian comeback

    For Viktor Orban, the leader of Hungary's conservative opposition, the country's economic crisis provides an opportunity...

  18. February 3, 2009

    Attacks on gypsies worries Hungary PM

    Verbal attacks on gypsies, Jews and gays are becoming an “everyday occurrence” in Hungary, the prime minister has warned....

  19. February 2, 2009

    Crisis opens door to comeback in Hungary

    For Viktor Orban, the long-standing leader of Hungary’s conservative opposition, the country’s economic crisis provides an...

  20. October 29, 2008

    Credit lifeline could spur Budapest reforms

    The strings attached to Hungary’s rescue package may just give the country’s leaders the excuse they need to push through...

  21. October 28, 2008

    Hungary likely to pay price for support package

    Spending cuts of up to Ft300bn ($1.4bn, €1.1bn, £897m) are likely to be the price Hungary will have to pay for a package of...

  22. October 28, 2008

    Hungary likely to pay price for IMF package

    Spending cuts of up to Ft300bn ($1.4bn, €1.1bn, £897m) are likely to be the price Hungary will have to pay for a package of...

  23. October 23, 2008

    Hungary lifts rates to defend currency

    Hungary raised its base interest rate by 300 basis points to 11.5 per cent yesterday in an attempt to support the currency...

  24. October 22, 2008

    Hungary lifts rates to defend currency

    Hungary on Wednesday raised its base interest rate 300 basis points to 11.5 per cent in an attempt to support the currency...

  25. October 18, 2008

    Budapest cuts budget to fight volatility

    Hungary's government launched severe new spending cuts yesterday as it stepped up efforts to tackle the financial...

  26. October 18, 2008

    Budapest cuts budget to fight volatility

    Hungary's government launched severe new spending cuts yesterday as it stepped up efforts to tackle the financial...

  27. October 18, 2008

    Budapest cuts budget to fight volatility

    Hungary’s government launched severe new spending cuts on Friday as it stepped up efforts to tackle the financial...

  28. October 16, 2008

    Budapest confident of surviving storm

    Hungary faces a liquidity crunch but despite the turmoil that engulfed its markets yesterday, Ferenc Gyurcsany, the prime...

  29. October 16, 2008

    Budapest confident of surviving storm

    Hungary faces a liquidity crunch but despite the turmoil that engulfed its markets yesterday, Ferenc Gyurcsany, the prime...

  30. October 15, 2008

    Budapest braced for storm

    Hungary faces a liquidity crunch but despite the turmoil that engulfed its markets on Wednesday, Ferenc Gyurcsany, the prime...

  31. October 13, 2008

    IMF offers Hungary help as Poles rethink euro

    The International Monetary Fund said on Monday it was ready to provide technical and financial support for Hungary if needed...

  32. September 1, 2008

    Hungary's PM weaker after budget veto

    Hungary's minority government is facing an uncertain future after an opposition party decided at the weekend not to support...

  33. September 1, 2008

    Hungary premier weakened after budget plan vetoed

    Hungary's minority government is facing an uncertain future after an opposition party decided at the weekend not to support...

  34. August 28, 2008

    Hungary prime minister rules out flat tax

    Hungary's prime minister has announced an ambitious tax-cutting drive that would shave 1,200bn forints from the country's...

  35. August 27, 2008

    Hungary’s premier rules out flat tax

    Hungary’s prime minister has announced an ambitious tax-cutting drive that would shave Ft1,200bn from the country’s budget...

  36. July 6, 2008

    Mol and INA in talks over share exchange

    Mol, the Hungarian energy company, has confirmed that it is in advanced discussions with INA, its Croatian counterpart, over...

  37. June 18, 2008

    Daimler picks Hungary for east Europe factory

    Daimler has chosen the south Hungarian city of Kecskemet as the location for an €800m ($1.24bn, £624m) plant to manufacture...

  38. April 1, 2008

    Hungary reforms hobbled by end of coalition

    Hungary was last night heading for a minority government after members of parliament from the junior coalition partner...

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