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    1. March 25, 2015

      Hungary: forint affairs

      “Trust Fidesz” proclaimed Hungary’s ruling centre-right party in the elections last October. After four years of expensive,...

    2. March 25, 2015

      Hungary bows to EU pressure on nuclear fuel deal

      Hungary has agreed to EU demands that it diversify its nuclear fuel supply away from Russia, removing one of the main...

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    1. March 13, 2015

      Hungary to revise Russia nuclear deal blocked by EU

      Hungary is working “intensively” to revise the critical fuel supply contract for a €12bn Kremlin-backed nuclear project...

    2. March 12, 2015

      EU blocks Hungary-Russia nuclear deal

      The EU has blocked Hungary’s €12bn nuclear deal with Russia, a decision that is likely to inflame tensions between the...

    3. February 26, 2015

      White God — film review

      Stray dogs run wild in Budapest in White God, the surprise winner of last year’s Un Certain Regard prize, the top sideshow...

    4. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Guest post: Putin's visit to Hungary raised more questions than it provided answers

      By Krisztián Szabados and Péter Krekó of the Political Capital Institute Last week’s guest post by Balázs Orbán on Hungary’s...

    5. February 23, 2015

      Hungary’s Fidesz party loses supermajority

      Hungary’s governing Fidesz party has lost its two-thirds supermajority in parliament, suffering a surprise defeat in a...

    6. February 22, 2015

      Hungary-Russia nuclear power deal faces Brussels roadblock

      Hungary’s deal to award up to €12bn in nuclear power contracts to a Russian state-owned company is facing a growing threat...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      February 18, 2015

      Zodiacal light and the Milky Way

      Zodiacal light (L) and the Milky Way (R) as seen from Salgótarján, 109km northeast of Budapest, Hungary. The cone-shaped...

    8. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2015

      Guest post: Hungary tries to balance between Russia and EU

      By Balázs Orbán, Századvég Foundation Hungary’s foreign policy machine is up, running and making waves: in a matter of...

    9. beyondbrics

      February 3, 2015

      bb review: Hungarian Politics in 2014

      Hungarian politics, like the Hungarian language, tends to be a mystery to outsiders at the best of times. The arrival of the...

    10. February 1, 2015

      Thousands protest in Hungary against pro-Putin policy of Viktor Orban

      Thousands of people took to the streets of Budapest on Sunday in a demonstration against Viktor Orban’s pro-Russian...

    11. The World

      January 16, 2015

      Orbanomics wins praise for protecting mortgage owners

      Hungary’s Viktor Orban has long been criticised for his war against the country’s troubled banks – since 2010, he has...

    12. January 13, 2015

      Budapest: a lively start-up ecosystem on the Danube

      Population: 1.74m Investment in start-ups in 2014: $68m Average monthly pay for head software developer: $3,150 Divided by...

    13. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      China looks to Europe - through the Balkans

      In the pale sunlight of an unseasonably warm December day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar...

    14. December 9, 2014

      Hungary and Russia confirm nuclear deal

      Hungary awarded nuclear energy contracts worth at least €6bn to a Russian state owned company on Tuesday, formalising a...

    15. December 5, 2014

      Iran — by luxury train

      Three days before we were due to board a flight to Iran, it wasn’t looking good. The Iranian security services had decided...

    16. December 3, 2014

      Hungary calls in US envoy over ‘unacceptable’ comments by McCain

      Hungary’s government summoned a senior US envoy on Tuesday over critical comments made by Senator John McCain in the latest...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      December 3, 2014

      Budapest Ice bench

      A bench covered in ice on Buda Hills in Budapest on Wednesday. Tens of thousand of homes on the outskirts of Budapest went...

    18. November 5, 2014

      Fall of Berlin Wall remains region’s best chance to heal wounds

      In his new book The Trouble with History, Adam Michnik, a courageous Polish dissident intellectual under communism, writes:...

    19. November 3, 2014

      Brody Studios, Budapest

      Where: Vörösmarty utca 38 WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Price of espresso: Ft350 ($1.44) Open: Tue - Sat 9am - 7pm/latePrivacy...

    20. October 13, 2014

      Orbán vows to squeeze Hungary’s banks on foreign exchange loans

      Viktor Orbán vowed to tighten a squeeze on Hungary’s banks after his governing party won a resounding victory in nationwide...

    21. October 1, 2014

      Budapest builds on talent pool

      In 2008, Peter Arvai travelled from Sweden to Budapest. He was met at the airport by his uncle. This was at a time when...

    22. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Hungary halts flow of gas to Ukraine | Stoppage comes days after head of Russia’s Gazprom visited Budapest *...

    23. FT Alphaville

      September 26, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Subprime lending + cars + robotic repo men = financial journalism gold: Tracy...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      September 15, 2014

      Hungary floods

      MTI/Szilard Koszticsak/AP Attilane Forgacs wades in water flooding her house in Siofok, 102 kms southwest of Budapest,...

    25. August 26, 2014

      BBC Proms: Ulster Orchestra; Budapest Festival Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, London – review

      There is one problem with the admirable idea of offering a free concert. If the weather is bad, people reckon that, as they...

    26. 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...

    27. beyondbrics

      August 11, 2014

      Company resort makes its comeback at Hungary's central bank

      Under communism, it was the norm for state companies and institutions in central Europe to own holiday homes: come summer,...

    28. 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...

    29. July 10, 2014

      Hungary under fire over handling of NGOs

      The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, an independent human rights watchdog, has appealed to the UN to intervene in what it...

    30. July 4, 2014

      Countdown to the first world war

      July Crisis: The World’s Descent into War, Summer 1914, by TG Otte, Cambridge University Press, RRP£25/$29.99, 555 pages The...

    31. beyondbrics

      May 29, 2014

      Hungary's new cabinet contains few surprises

      Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian prime minister now beginning his second successive term in office, named his cabinet on Thursday...

    32. beyondbrics

      May 23, 2014

      Guest post: Hungary's Orbán wants smart balance between national and EU authority

      By Ferenc Kumin of the Prime Minister’s Office, Budapest With voting under way in elections to the European Parliament, many...

    33. May 22, 2014

      Wizz Air plans flotation to expand empire

      Wizz Air, the low-cost airline operating in central and eastern Europe, is planning to raise €200m through an initial public...

    34. beyondbrics

      May 22, 2014

      Hungary's budget Wizz Air plans IPO, expansion

      Almost ten years to the day after its first flight, Wizz Air, a low-cost airline centered on central and eastern Europe...

    35. 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,...

    36. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2014

      Hungary's growth roars back

      The Hungarian economic comeback really is underway – or so it would seem, given the release of first quarter preliminary...

    37. April 7, 2014

      Hungary: Glut drives down rents and deters speculative building

      The Hungarian property sector enjoyed a rare chance to celebrate in March: the completion of the Eiffel Palace project. The...

    38. 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,...

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