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Krisztina Than

Flavours of ice cream maker, 87, makes Hungarians nostalgic

Jul 31 2020

BALATONBOGLAR, Hungary Families are once again queuing up at Laszlo Szeker's small, old-time ice cream parlour by Hungary's Lake Balaton, where the summer holidays are in full swing.

Auto industry set to put brakes on central Europe's COVID-19 recovery

Jul 30 2020

BUDAPEST/PRAGUE The auto industry, long a driver of economic growth in central Europe, is likely to be one of the main drags on the region's efforts this year to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Thousands of Hungarians march for media freedom after website muzzled

Jul 24 2020

BUDAPEST Thousands of Hungarians marched towards Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office on Friday in protest at perceived government attacks on media freedoms, as anger built at the sacking of the chief editor of the country's leading independent news website.

UPDATE 1-Journalists of Hungarian news website quit en masse, allege government meddling

Jul 24 2020

BUDAPEST, July 24 Three editors of Hungary's leading independent news website Index.hu and around 60 journalists resigned on Friday over the ousting of their editor-in-chief, which they said was an "open attempt to exert pressure" on Index.

Hungary's economy could shrink by 5% in 2020, says finance minister

Jul 23 2020

BUDAPEST Hungary's economy could shrink by around 5% this year, more than the government's previous forecast of 3% as the recovery may be slow in some segments after the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Mihaly Varga told state radio on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Hungary's economy could shrink by 5% in 2020, says finance minister

Jul 23 2020

BUDAPEST, July 23 Hungary's economy could shrink by around 5% this year, more than the government's previous forecast of 3% as the recovery may be slow in some segments after the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Mihaly Varga told state radio on Thursday.

Cruise ships return to Danube with strict safety rules on board

Jul 20 2020

BUDAPEST River cruises are making a quiet comeback on the Danube after the COVID-19 pandemic brought global tourism to a standstill and forced companies to suspend voyages.

POLL-Hungary central bank expected to trim base rate further next week

Jul 16 2020

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UPDATE 2-Hungary trims base rate in "one-off" move as pandemic hits economy

Jun 23 2020

BUDAPEST, June 23 The National Bank of Hungary unexpectedly cut its base rate by 15 basis points to 0.75% on Tuesday, its first such move in four years, responding to greater-than-expected damage to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic.

Grief over virus deaths sets Hungarian artist on darker course

Jun 18 2020

BUDAPEST Hungarian artist Jozsef Szurcsik lost four of his friends in a matter of weeks to COVID-19 and the tremendous pain and grief he feels has transformed his art.

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