Central Europe / Features

Hungary ignores high-profile corruption as it boosts fight against grey economy

bne IntelliNews December 6, 2016

The measures are the latest in a series of reforms aimed at whitening the Hungarian economy, but critics point out the government has failed to take a similar stance against high-level corruption that blights the economy.

External winds buffet an improving year

Nicholas Watson in Prague December 1, 2016

Despite the external blows of Brexit and then ‘Trumpquake’, there was a general improvement in Central and Eastern Europe’s transaction climate in 2016.

Hungarian church embraces government push against refugees

Blanka Zoldi in Brussels November 18, 2016

Hungary stands out not only for the length and depth of its harsh anti-immigrant campaign, but also the close support of the Catholic Church in the state's fight against Muslim refugees.

Seznam: a Czech A-list tech company

Benjamin Cunningham in Prague November 11, 2016

As global technology giants like Google and Facebook transition from helping people navigate the web to become content providers in their own right, at least one smaller competitor is keeping pace – the Czech firm Seznam.

Nato members digest Trump win, express concerns

Nicholas Watson in Prague November 9, 2016

Unpredictability is never an asset in foreign or defence policy, so the election of the mercurial Donald Trump to the US presidency is already causing conniptions in European capitals, especially those of Central Europe.

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