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    1. August 16, 2016

      Orban tightens grip on Hungary’s media

      Hungary’s newest media tycoon marked his 72nd birthday last month at his large Budapest home flanked by silver jaguar...

    2. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Wizz Air to cut planned UK routes due to Brexit vote

      Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Eastern and Central Europe, says it has halved its planned capacity growth...

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    1. Doing Business in Central & Eastern Europe

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    1. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Wizz Air splashes $2.5bn on engines worth 3x its market cap

      Wizz Air has struck a $2.5bn deal to equip 110 of its Airbus with engines worth three times more than the rapidly...

    2. July 13, 2016

      Uber suspends services in Hungary after clampdown hits drivers

      Ride-hailing app Uber is pulling out of Hungary after the introduction of tough new laws by prime minister Viktor Orban...

    3. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Tough new laws force Uber out of Hungary

      Ride-hailing app Uber is pulling out of Hungary. A new law allows authorities to block internet access to “illegal...

    4. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Hungary to vote on Brussels' refugee scheme in October

      Hungary will become the first European country after the UK to vote in an EU-themed referendum, when Hungarians will be...

    5. June 23, 2016

      Rights court decries Hungary for removing judge critical of reform

      Europe’s top human rights court has ruled that Hungary’s government violated the rights of a former supreme court...

    6. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Opening Quote: Hungary for Remain

      Hungarians have been having a say on sterling and the UK’s EU referendum, Whitbread sales have been given a Costa...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 17, 2016

      Silicon Valley vs. Trump

      The women and men of Silicon Valley welcome open borders. They are not nationalists who stir up dark memories of...

    8. May 12, 2016

      Hungary seeks rapprochement with bruised foreign investors

      Nearly three years after Hungary’s government asked the IMF to close its Budapest office and vacate the country,...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      May 11, 2016

      The Jury is out to lunch

      Jury members taste a dish during the European Final of Bocuse d’Or cuisine contest in Budapest, Hungary ...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2016

      The morning preen

      A grey egret preens itself near Pusztaszer, southeast of Budapest, Hungary ...

    11. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Morgan Stanley profit drops 54% on trading slump

      Morgan Stanley’s net income more than halved in the first quarter, as its trading arm was hit by simultaneous slumps in...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      April 13, 2016

      The moon

      The surface of the Moon as it is observed through a telescope in Salgotarjan, Budapest, Hungary, late on Tuesday     ...

    13. April 12, 2016

      Central and eastern Europe investors hold nerve as deals roll on

      It is a region marked by concerns over the actions of illiberal, populist governments, worried by clashes over policies...

    14. March 31, 2016

      Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer and Holocaust survivor, 1929-2016

      The death of Imre Kertész, the Hungarian writer, has robbed central Europe not only of one of its most distinctive...

    15. March 9, 2016

      Orban thwarted in bid to conceal central bank spending

      Hungary’s central bank has attracted attention of late for its unusual expenditures — including investments in fine...

    16. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      ECB's Cœuré underlines chance of March easing

      In case you were in any doubt (and few are after Mario Draghi’s latest pronouncements), the chance of further easing...

    17. January 7, 2016

      Hungarian PM Viktor Orban becomes an unlikely ally for David Cameron

      David Cameron’s EU reform proposals received qualified approval from an unusual quarter on Thursday as Viktor Orban,...

    18. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Markets wary of new Polish economic policies

      Polish assets have been lagging well behind their peers since Poland’s new ultra-conservative government was elected in...

    19. January 6, 2016

      Poland’s new government finds a model in Orban’s Hungary

      In a modest guesthouse in the hills along the Polish-Slovak border, Hungary’s premier Viktor Orban on Wednesday visited...

    20. Brussels Blog

      January 5, 2016

      Is Poland becoming the new Hungary?

      Sign up to the FT’s new daily Brussels briefing It was exactly five years ago that Viktor Orban, then Hungary’s...

    21. December 16, 2015

      Orban basks in EU’s migrant struggle

      Not so long ago, Hungary’s railway stations and refugee camps overflowed with thousands of people trapped on the...

    22. December 6, 2015

      Masters in management student column

      Andrea Baji grew up in Hungary and earned a BA in international business at Corvinus University, Budapest, before her...

    23. November 26, 2015

      Hungary’s paper tiger grew using innovation with hard, honest work

      Negotiating the cobbled lanes between ageing, brick buildings on the sprawling industrial estate of the Dunapack...

    24. November 26, 2015

      Syrian migrants get help from a smartphone app to cross Europe

      Projects that meet pressing social needs are among the challengers for inclusion in this year’s New Europe 100, a...

    25. November 24, 2015

      Hungary central bank takes control of Budapest bourse

      Hungary’s central bank is to take control of the country’s main stock exchange after buying the shareholdings of the...

    26. November 19, 2015

      Hungary’s Russian-built energy plants rebuked

      Brussels has dealt a significant blow to Hungary’s plans to build a €12.5bn nuclear power project, saying that Budapest...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      October 28, 2015

      Night train

      A train as it leaves Somogymeggyes for Tab, some 140 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary. The train serves on the last...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      October 23, 2015

      Fighting for dominance

      Two fighting fallow deer stags during the breeding season in the hunting area of the SEFAG Forestry and Timber Industry...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      October 22, 2015

      Moonlight dawn in Hungry

      The Moon shining above a mountainous landscape under a cloudy sky near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest,...

    30. October 16, 2015

      Hungary closes border with Croatia

      Hungary sealed most of its border with Croatia on Friday night — the second time in a month it has cut off the main...

    31. October 9, 2015

      Budapest: why foreign buyers are making a dash for the Danube

      The chaotic scenes in Budapest surrounding the refugee crisis have attracted headlines but have had little impact on...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 30, 2015

      Europe: do not be taken in by Viktor Orban

      “Europe is being overrun by millions of people. We are facing a real danger. Those who are besieged cannot take in...

    33. September 29, 2015

      Wizz Air: purple patch

      An eastern European budget airline with a goofy name sounds like the punchline of a gag about bad investment ideas. But...

    34. September 25, 2015

      Brussels warns Hungary against erecting Slovenia migrant fence

      The European Commission has warned Hungary that building a fence on its frontier with Slovenia to keep out migrants...

    35. September 22, 2015

      EU ministers force through refugee quota plan

      EU interior ministers on Tuesday imposed a plan to relocate 120,000 refugees across the EU, outvoting four eastern...

    36. Brussels Blog

      September 22, 2015

      Why Hungary wanted out of EU's refugee scheme

      When the European Commission this month unveiled its scheme to share out 120,000 refugees, on top of the 40,000 agreed...

    37. Brussels Blog

      September 20, 2015

      Are mandatory refugee quotas dead?

      For the second weekend in a row, ambassadors from across the EU are spending their Sunday behind closed doors, trying...

    38. September 20, 2015

      Berlin arm-twisting adds to unease over EU’s refugee crisis

      What does it say about Europe’s refugee policy that many of those setting it find themselves agreeing more with Viktor...

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