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    1. February 6, 2016

      EU plans to send more border guards to Macedonia-Greece border

      EU member states have hammered out details of a controversial plan to send more border guards and even troops to...

    2. February 2, 2016

      David Cameron seeks to win round central Europe to EU deal

      If there were any doubt where Britain’s hard-fought renegotiation plan with Brussels runs the greatest risk of being...

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    1. January 28, 2016

      Hard-headed humanity can save Angela Merkel

      Angela Merkel wants to save Europe. She must first save herself. The German chancellor’s lodestar is unity within the...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      January 27, 2016

      Buzzard brawl

      Common buzzards (Buteo buteo) fighting over food in Pacsmagi-tavak Nature Reserve near Tamasi, Hungary. ...

    3. January 27, 2016

      Europe’s new right sounds like the old left

      One day in 2008, a friend called to tell me that he thought the world might be coming to an end. He was not a religious...

    4. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Wizz Air lifts profit guidance as growth continues

      Eastern-European airline Wizz Air continued its rapid growth in the last three months of 2015 and has lifted its profit...

    5. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Hungary leaves benchmark rate on hold

      The National Bank of Hungary has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low of 1.35 per cent, as...

    6. January 26, 2016

      Auditors criticise European Commission over handling of bailouts

      The European Commission’s handling of bailouts in Ireland, Portugal and other nations hit by the financial crisis has...

    7. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: down and out in Paris, London, Berlin...

      Stocks across Asia are heading back down on Tuesday, along with oil prices. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 1.8 per cent...

    8. Brussels Blog

      January 20, 2016

      "Dear Colleague!" Oettinger replies to Polish "Nazi" letter

      After weeks of waiting, Gunther Oettinger has replied to a letter from the Polish justice minister that compared the...

    9. January 19, 2016

      Hungarian PM’s media clampdown points to the future for Poland

      Attila Mong ended his Hungarian broadcasting career with the flick of a switch. Soon after announcing a moment of...

    10. January 18, 2016

      EU foreign ministers state opposition to Israeli settlement policy

      European foreign ministers hit out at Israeli settlement policies on Monday in a contentious statement that exposed the...

    11. January 14, 2016

      Poland’s threat to European solidarity

      The anxious chatter in Europe is about an axis of authoritarianism. Poland is becoming the new Hungary. The analogy is...

    12. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Turkey and Hungary hit by industrial production drop

      Turkish industrial production contracted sharply in November, yet another concern as the economy contends with...

    13. 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,...

    14. January 6, 2016

      Cameron campaigns for migrant benefits curbs

      David Cameron embarked on Wednesday on a two-day visit to Bavaria and Hungary, as he launched a final phase in his EU...

    15. 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...

    16. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: the gathering storm

      Headlines are matching the gloomy winter weather across the northern hemisphere today. When will there be good news? On...

    17. December 23, 2015

      Poland raises investor fears with Hungarian leanings

      Foreign companies and investors in Poland are jittery. The new, conservative Law and Justice government seems to be...

    18. December 20, 2015

      Year in a word: Refugee

      noun — A person seeking refuge in a foreign country to escape from the threat of war or persecution; often accused of...

    19. December 18, 2015

      EU border guard proposal wins wide support

      When Hungary’s bombastic prime minister Viktor Orban suggested in September that other countries should protect...

    20. 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...

    21. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Eurozone employment growth dips in Q3

      Growth in employment in the eurozone tailed off slightly in the third quarter. The number of people employed in the...

    22. December 13, 2015

      Statue stirs ghosts of Hungary’s pro-Nazi past

      Bálint Hóman’s admirers would like him to be remembered as a learned politician who studied the arrival of the Magyar...

    23. December 10, 2015

      FT Seasonal Appeal: trapped and trafficked in the UK

      When Tamas came to Britain in 2011 his goal was to make a new life for himself: he would learn English, get over the...

    24. 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...

    25. November 29, 2015

      Eastern Europe to confront Berlin over new Russian gas pipeline

      Eastern Europe is girding for another clash with Berlin over a Russian gas pipeline that would circumvent Ukraine and...

    26. November 26, 2015

      Tensions over migration: Barbed rhetoric

      The assault rifles of the Paris terror attacks had fallen silent only hours earlier when Konrad Szymanski saw an...

    27. 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...

    28. November 26, 2015

      Loss of open borders poses threat to trade in central and eastern Europe

      As clouds gathered over emerging markets in August because of concerns about prospects for China’s economy, central and...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. November 6, 2015

      Strong pound cuts price of skiing holidays

      The 2015-16 ski season is set to be the cheapest for two years due to the strong pound, which has cut the cost of...

    33. November 4, 2015

      EU refugee policy helps people smugglers, says Austria

      Europe is running a “people-smugglers’ promotion programme” that is “massively overburdening” several countries,...

    34. November 3, 2015

      Stefan Löfven rebukes eastern Europe over refugee crisis

      Stefan Löfven, Sweden’s prime minister, rebuked some central and eastern European governments for what he termed a...

    35. October 28, 2015

      Austrian and German tensions flare over migrant crisis

      A row has erupted between Germany and Austria over handling the tens of thousands of refugees moving across central...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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