Soros rebuts Hungarian government smear campaign in rare retaliation

bne IntelliNews November 20, 2017

Hungarian-born financier rips apart Orban government's "nationwide consultation" on Soros plan to flood Europe with refugees.

Higher exports and investment push first-half growth in all EBRD countries bar two

bne IntelliNews November 7, 2017

EBRD markedly hikes its forecasts for economic growth in Emerging Europe after assessing the arrival of expansion that is so strong that it is already running up against structural constraints.

Retrial in Hungary over Syrian man's controversial terror conviction case begins

bne IntelliNews October 30, 2017

International condemnation over the Hungarian court's interpretation of what constitutes terrorism has triggered a retrial of Ahmed Hamed's case.

Hungarian government forced to release information on sports sponsorship programme

Levente Szilagyi in Budapest October 25, 2017

Corporations have directed a robust €1.3bn to sporting associations since 2011 and the football academy in PM Viktor Orban’s home village is the top beneficiary of the programme.

Hungary's central bank hints at more easing to come

bne IntelliNews October 25, 2017

MNB keeps its key interest rate on hold leaving the door open for further monetary easing, which will hinge on the outcome of the ECB meeting on October 26.

Move against “social dumping” of Eastern European workers may feed anti-EU feelings, warns Czech minister

bne IntelliNews October 25, 2017

Michaela Marksova spoke out after EU ministers gathered in Luxembourg dealt with French concerns over “posted” cheap foreign labour, agreeing to substantially tighten rules on migrant workers.