Hungary

13 February 2015
Ukraine Fighting Continues As Truce Nears; Minsk Host Says Coffee, Cheese Helped Fuel Talks

Plus, Kosovo minister wants EU to stanch flow of asylum-seeking migrants, and Bulgaria is under fire over juvenile prison conditions.

By Timothy Spence
 
12 February 2015
Doubts Cloud Ukraine Cease-Fire, Azerbaijani Dissident Holed Up in Swiss Embassy

Plus, another Romanian politician ends up in handcuffs and Uzbekistan gives a popular commenter early prison release.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Casper Frederiksen, and Barbara Frye
 
10 February 2015
Kosovans Flood Into Hungary, Ukraine Names New Chief Prosecutor

Plus, Bosnia moves closer to a functioning government, and Hungary’s Wizz Air announces a second IPO bid.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper FrederiksenĀ 
 
3 February 2015
West Fears Another Abkhazia in Eastern Ukraine, Romanian Judges Guilty in Bribery Case

Plus, Merkel urges Hungary’s Orban to respect dissent, and crowdfunders aim to save a Belarus bookstore from a crippling fine.

By Barbara Frye, Piers Lawson, and Ioana Caloianu
 
2 February 2015
Kyiv Appeals for Non-Lethal Aid; Macedonian Party Boss Accused of Colluding with Spies

Plus, Budapest demonstrators tell Orban to ‘scram,’ and fire devastates a prized Moscow library.

By Timothy Spence
 
27 January 2015
Brick by Brick

Moves to dismantle recently established pension systems show a profound lack of vision.

By Martin Ehl
 
16 January 2015
Vucic Walks Rhetorical Line in Kosovo, U.S. Boosts Energy Ties with Bulgaria

Plus, CEE sees little exposure in Swiss franc’s surge, and Russia faces a ‘junk’ bond rating.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
22 December 2014
Beijing Extends Moscow a Helping Hand, Russian Allies Proffer Ukraine Mediation

Plus, Belarus cracks down on foreign currency trading, and Hungary struggles to deal with an influx of illegal immigrants.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
12 December 2014
U.S.-Hungary Corruption Row Heads to Court, Eastern Ukraine Quiet for Now

Plus, Poland’s high court reinstates no-stun slaughter and Skoda auto marks a major milestone.

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
9 December 2014
Hungarian Blues

It’s been a bad week for the country’s leader and a bad era for the country.

By Martin Ehl
 

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