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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    1. Central Eastern Europe: Property

      Central and eastern Europe’s property market has been hit by a wall of capital that ha...
    2. Investing in Central & Eastern Europe

      Tech-savvy talent from Poland to Romania, Estonia to Czech republic and Slovakia to Hu...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. June 17, 2015

      Hungary plans 175km-long fence to lock out migrants

      Hungary plans to build a 175km-long security fence along its southern border with Serbia, a move that Budapest said was...

    8. June 10, 2015

      Brokerage bailout puts Hungary’s truce with banks in jeopardy

      Late last year, Andreas Treichl, the chief executive of Austria’s Erste Group bank, sat down with Hungary’s prime...

    9. April 28, 2015

      Hungary on a roll from forced swapping out of Swiss franc loans

      China’s booming share market may be grabbing investors’ attention but spare a thought for Hungary: the Budapest stock...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      April 22, 2015

      Meteorite shower

      A meteorite burns up in the atmosphere, seen near Salgotarjan, 109km northeast of Budapest, Hungary ...

    11. April 21, 2015

      EU approves Hungary’s revised reactor plans

      Hungary’s plan for a €12bn nuclear power plant financed by Russia was revived on Tuesday after EU regulators approved a...

    12. April 14, 2015

      Budapest property appeals at home and abroad

      Last year may have marked a turning point for Hungary’s property market, as strong macroeconomic performance, combined...

    13. March 25, 2015

      Hungary: forint affairs

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

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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 -...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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