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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. September 20, 2015

      Orban’s hard line on migrants proves a ratings winner at home

      As the numbers of migrants stranded under the searing Balkans sun continues to swell, Hungary, which closed its borders...

    23. September 16, 2015

      Hungarian police use tear gas in clashes with migrants

      Clashes broke out on Wednesday between police and migrants trying to enter the EU through Hungary’s now-closed border...

    24. September 15, 2015

      Hungary chokes off flow of migrants into EU

      For weeks it was an unofficial gateway to Europe for thousands of migrants, a single rail track running rough the...

    25. Brussels Blog

      September 13, 2015

      120,000 refugee relocation target still on the table

      UPDATE: The late-night meeting of EU ambassadors wrapped up early (when you consider the EU’s penchant for working...

    26. September 11, 2015

      Orban gets tough over borders

      Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, warned on Friday that migrants crossing illegally from Serbia would face arrest...

    27. September 11, 2015

      Refugees seek help from social media

      Among the hundreds of blankets and children’s toys received each day by the refugees camped at Budapest’s Keleti...

    28. September 3, 2015

      Eastern Europe moderates its opposition to refugee quotas

      Chaos on Hungary’s railways The EU’s eastern states have reacted to a shift in political will across the bloc as...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      September 3, 2015

      Keleti train station reopens

      Migrants storm into a train at the Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian police withdrew from the gates...

    30. September 2, 2015

      Luck runs out at Budapest’s Keleti station for Syrian refugees

      In normal times, couples like Manal, an engineer, and her husband Ibrahim, a lawyer, could buy a two-hour flight from...

    31. August 31, 2015

      East-west tensions break out over call to share migrant burden

      Long-simmering tensions between Europe’s east and west over how to handle a massive influx of migrants burst back into...

    32. August 23, 2015

      Wizz Air continues steady ascent to fill regional gap

      József Váradi, Wizz Air’s chief executive, wants the performance of central and eastern Europe’s largest airline to...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      August 5, 2015

      Migrants sleep in Budapest

      Migrants sleep outside a train station in Budapest, Hungary. While Hungary is an avenue rather than a destination for...

    34. July 27, 2015

      Boston withdraws bid for 2024 Olympics

      The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has pulled Boston from the race to host the 2024 Olympics in the face of...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      July 21, 2015

      A Milky Way sky

      The glowing band of the so-called ‘Milky Way’ seen in the summer night sky over the vicinity of Salgotarjan, 109km...

    36. July 19, 2015

      Hungary threatens foreign companies in tax dispute

      Hungary has escalated its battle with the European Commission and foreign companies, threatening businesses that oppose...

    37. July 7, 2015

      Ryanair to launch flights to Israel

      Ryanair is to launch six flights a week from three central European cities to Israel, making it the latest European...

    38. June 25, 2015

      Lobby forces Brussels U-turn on asylum seekers

      The EU has been forced to abandon a key element of its plan to address Europe’s migrant crisis after it dropped a...

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