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  1. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2014

    Illiberating Hungary

    There has been a lot of international politics around, so it may have been easy to miss events in one of Europe’s smaller...

  2. The World

    July 30, 2014

    Viktor Orban's illiberal world

    Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, has just cemented his reputation as the problem child of the European Union...

  1. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Hungary nationalises German-owned MKB bank

    Hungary’s government said on Thursday it had agreed a deal to buy MKB, one of the country’s largest commercial banks with...

  2. July 15, 2014

    TV chief accuses Hungary of interference

    The chief executive of Hungary’s most popular commercial television station has accused the Hungarian authorities of using...

  3. June 11, 2014

    Hungarian advertising tax raises fear of media clampdown

    Hungary’s parliament on Wednesday approved a tax on advertising revenues that has aroused concern Prime Minister Viktor...

  4. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2014

    Hungarian minority creates headache for Ukraine

    While the government in Kiev tries in vain to pacify the pro-Russian military uprising in the eastern regions of Ukraine,...

  5. May 8, 2014

    Hungary’s Viktor Orbán defends family values in Berlin speech

    Procreation not immigration is the answer to the coming decline in Europe’s native-born population, said Hungary’s...

  6. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Hungary's election: more Orbanomics

    Will he, won’t he… get it? That was the question on Magyar political analysts’ lips on Monday – he being Viktor Orban,...

  7. April 7, 2014

    Goulash revanchist scores a big victory

    At a time when the world’s eyes are fixed on Ukraine, it is sometimes easy to forget that Europe has its own indigenous...

  8. April 7, 2014

    Monitors take aim at Orban election win

    European monitors cast doubt on the legitimacy of prime minister Viktor Orban’s landslide election victory in Hungary,...

  9. April 7, 2014

    Viktor Orbán re-elected in Hungarian landslide

    Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s populist-conservative prime minister, has won a second consecutive four years in power after a...

  10. April 6, 2014

    Orbán set for Hungarian victory

    Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s conservative prime minister, is on course for another four years in power after a commanding victory...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 19, 2014

    Orban speaks: it's more of the same for Hungary

    Viktor Orban, Hungary’s populist prime minister, has promised a continuation of the policies enacted in the past four years...

  12. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    Hungary's disappearing inflation: more rate cuts to come

    Inflation watching in Hungary is getting tiring on the eyes: following an unprecedented zero change in prices in January,...

  13. March 10, 2014

    Survey points to Vucic triumph in Serbia parliamentary elections

    Aleksandar Vucic is expected to lead his conservative Progressive party to victory in Serbia’s parliamentary elections on...

  14. March 7, 2014

    Central and eastern European leaders see Russian fears confirmed

    For some central and eastern European political leaders, the Kremlin’s military intervention in Ukraine serves as powerful...

  15. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Crimea invasion revives thoughts of euro for Poland

    Nothing like a foreign policy crisis to concentrate the mind. Poland’s potential adoption of the euro, which had been pushed...

  16. February 23, 2014

    Energy security: The price of diversity

    Lithuanians are relying on South Korean shipbuilders to live up to their reputation for beating deadlines. To the Baltic...

  17. beyondbrics

    February 5, 2014

    Guest post: Hungary's attacks on the rule of law and why they matter for business

    By Kim Lane Scheppele of Princeton University Hungary was once the precocious child of post-communist transition, garnering...

  18. beyondbrics

    January 31, 2014

    Guest post: Hungary needs political and economic change

    By Attila Mesterhazy of the Hungarian Socialist Party At the WEF in Davos, the renowned economist Kenneth Rogoff had...

  19. beyondbrics

    January 21, 2014

    Hungary cuts again as forint continues its slide

    New year, new cut: Hungary’s central bank trimmed its base rate by 15 basis points to 2.85 per cent on Tuesday, a move that...

  20. beyondbrics

    January 17, 2014

    Hungary-Russia loan: going nuclear

    Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, along with his Fidesz government, have been remarkably busy this week. They have...

  21. beyondbrics

    December 6, 2013

    Hungary's BSE gets Xetra help for an uncertain market

    With a restrained grin, Mihaly Varga, Hungary’s economy minister, pressed the button to open trading at the Budapest Stock...

  22. beyondbrics

    December 3, 2013

    Hungary on the upswing but corruption remains a problem [updated with government response]

    Hungary has been pumping out the positive spin on economic news for over a year now. Back then it was surely premature, but...

  23. November 20, 2013

    Banks fined over accusations of forming Hungarian cartel

    Hungarian banks were left reeling on Wednesday after the country’s competition authority imposed fines totalling 9.5bn...

  24. beyondbrics

    November 20, 2013

    From bad to worse for Hungarian bankers

    If Hungarian bankers – already facing another year of heavy losses – thought things could not get worse, they just have....

  25. beyondbrics

    November 5, 2013

    Guest post: Hungary and the price of Orban's phoney wars

    By Gordon Bajnai, former prime minister of Hungary In a recent radio interview Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, made...

  26. October 17, 2013

    Mol-Ina marriage descends into acrimony

    The battle between Hungary’s Mol and Croatia’s Ina for control of the latter ranks as one of Europe’s most bitterly fought –...

  27. October 7, 2013

    Orbán’s talk of friendship does little to resolve Mol-Ina dispute

    For Viktor Orbán, the trenchant Hungarian prime minister who has long championed the expansion of “strong Magyar companies”...

  28. beyondbrics

    September 20, 2013

    Orban & Hungary utilities: just don't call it 'nationalisation'

    It’s official! Viktor Orban, the nominally “centre-right” prime minister of Hungary and former anti-communist student...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 18, 2013

    Hungary gears up for $5bn bond sale

    Hungary shows all the signs of joining the emerging markets rush to tap bond markets before the onset of any tapering gains...

  30. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2013

    Hungary takes €230m fine from Brussels as it releases funds

    Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, may denounce the European Union for what he calls “double standards” when dealing...

  31. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2013

    Hungary to IMF: we don't need you

    Wishes come true Has campaigning already begun for Hungary’s elections in April next year? News on Monday that the...

  32. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2013

    Hungary's banks: ready to deal?

    Hungary’s bankers are in negotiations with the government and are “open and really trying to find a solution” to help...

  33. beyondbrics

    July 11, 2013

    Hungary's economy: looking good?

    Vistors to downtown Budapest – teeming with tourists in these summer months – may be surprised by the number of forlorn...

  34. beyondbrics

    July 1, 2013

    Hungary's tobacco scandal

    It started off a possible good idea – at least to those who think a state monopoly is a good idea. The government of Viktor...

  35. June 25, 2013

    Brussels launches plan to integrate Roma minorities

    Brussels is set to announce a series of measures to integrate Roma minorities across the EU more effectively, including a...

  36. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2013

    Audi's welcome boost to Hungary

    Audi, the German car maker, opened its long-heralded manufacturing unit in Gyor, north-west Hungary on Wednesday – a move...

  37. May 22, 2013

    Politics: Unpalatable rivals prove to be Tusk’s biggest assets

    In recent weeks Donald Tusk has fired two important ministers, become embroiled in a fight with his junior coalition...

  38. April 8, 2013

    Hungarian central banker resigns

    A deputy governor of Hungary’s central bank resigned on Monday, warning that the bank’s new management team had insufficient...

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