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    1. 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,...

    2. 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 ...

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    1. Doing Business in Central & Eastern Europe

      Hungary, Poland and some of their neighbours have hit the headlines for the wrong poli...
    2. Central Eastern Europe: Property

      Central and eastern Europe remains a risky place for investors in real estate. But for...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2016

      The morning preen

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

    2. 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...

    3. 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     ...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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