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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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