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      National interests collide over future of Europe’s migrants

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    1. The World

      April 22, 2015

      Ukraine conflict attracts foreign fighters - on both sides

      Just like the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the violence in eastern Ukraine is attracting foreign fighters – some with the...

    2. 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...

    3. April 21, 2015

      Tate & Lyle wields axe to bolster profits

      Tate & Lyle is to withdraw from European bulk ingredients and take an axe to its sucralose operations in a restructuring...

    4. April 17, 2015

      Tamas Dezso: ‘Notes for an Epilogue’, Photographers’ Gallery, London

      ‘Tamas Dezso: Notes for an Epilogue’ Tamas Dezso started out taking newspaper and magazine photos, and moved into...

    5. April 16, 2015

      Alstom faces third trial after unit charged with bribery

      Alstom is facing a third criminal trial in the UK after British fraud prosecutors charged one of its subsidiaries with...

    6. 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 with...

    7. April 14, 2015

      Property investors look beyond central and eastern Europe’s capital cities

      Judging by the number of cranes and construction sites dotting the sides of Warsaw’s main commercial street, it is easy to...

    8. April 13, 2015

      By-election win marks breakthrough for Hungary’s far-right Jobbik

      Hungary’s radical rightwing Jobbik party scored a narrow victory in a by-election on Sunday night, marking a breakthrough in...

    9. March 31, 2015

      Bertelsmann profits hit by restructuring and Hungary tax demand

      Profits at Bertelsmann, Europe’s biggest media group by revenue, dropped 35 per cent last year as it scaled back on...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. March 19, 2015

      EU moves towards extending Russia sanctions

      EU leaders took the first step towards extending their sweeping economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday night,...

    13. March 19, 2015

      Russia sows discord in central Europe

      “Viktor, we are friends,” Polish prime minister Ewa Kopacz told her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán during his visit to...

    14. March 18, 2015

      Member states balk at EU plan to vet Gazprom contracts

      A plan to give Brussels oversight over how Europe buys its gas from Gazprom, Russia’s export monopoly, is set to meet fierce...

    15. FT Alphaville

      March 18, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Riksbank Deputy Governor Jansson “again tries to defend the indefensible.” - Radical macro lessons...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. March 11, 2015

      Eastern Europe feels dollar heat

      Poland, the Czech Republic and its near neighbours suffered dual currency headwinds brought on by the strength of the dollar...

    19. beyondbrics

      March 4, 2015

      Guest post: Hungary is ready for an upgrade

      By Zsolt Kuti and Imre Ligeti of the National Bank of Hungary The upgrades in Hungary’s credit outlook last year, first by...

    20. February 25, 2015

      Wave of Kosovan migration sparks unease in European capitals

      It took seven years after Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia for Besim Aaliti to conclude that Europe’s newest...

    21. February 25, 2015

      Wizz Air shares rise after delayed flotation

      Shares in Wizz Air increased from £11.50 to £12.25 by midday in the low-cost carrier’s initial public offering on Wednesday....

    22. 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...

    23. February 23, 2015

      DS Smith snaps up Duropack for €300m

      DS Smith, a UK-based manufacturer of corrugated cardboard and plastic packaging, has agreed a €300m deal for Duropack, a...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. February 20, 2015

      Europe must act in unison against a revisionist Russia

      In an open letter to the Obama administration in July 2009, a group of eminent public figures from central and eastern...

    27. 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...

    28. The World

      February 18, 2015

      Putin and his many pals

      In the West, Vladimir Putin is often viewed as something of an international pariah. Shift your perspective, however, and it...

    29. February 17, 2015

      Orban defies EU to host Putin in Hungary

      Viktor Orban rose to fame in a live television appearance in 1989 when he demanded that Soviet troops leave Hungary so it...

    30. 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...

    31. beyondbrics

      February 11, 2015

      Hungary's hauliers take the heat of quick decision making

      Before Hungary’s general election last April, Viktor Orban, the prime minister, began to laud the advantages of a two-thirds...

    32. February 9, 2015

      Hungary deepens control of banking sector

      Austria’s Erste Group is poised to sell up to 30 per cent of its Hungarian operations to the Hungarian government and the...

    33. beyondbrics

      February 4, 2015

      Turkish lira slides again: have investors overdone their overweights?

      The Turkish lira went on a fresh slide on Wednesday, adding to its losses over the past fortnight. Investors have no doubt...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. January 30, 2015

      Germany suspends minimum wage for foreign truck drivers

      Germany bowed to pressure from its eastern neighbours on Friday and suspended applying its newly enacted €8.50 an hour...

    37. January 28, 2015

      Beware Hungary’s cure for the Swiss franc mortgages hangover

      When the Swiss National Bank scrapped its cap on the Swiss franc two weeks ago and sent the currency soaring, authorities in...

    38. beyondbrics

      January 28, 2015

      Don't write off the EM consumer

      Russia’s economy is heading for a deep recession this year. Brazil is stagnating and China’s dynamism is dissipating,...

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