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Krisztina Than

Soros-founded school says forced out of Hungary on 'dark day for Europe'

Dec 03 2018

BUDAPEST The Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros, said on Monday it had been forced out of Hungary in "an arbitrary eviction" that violated academic freedom, and it confirmed plans to open a new campus in Austria.

Gateway for east Europe to the West, Soros-founded school leaves Hungary

Nov 23 2018

BUDAPEST For nearly three decades Central European University has been a gateway to the West for thousands of students from ex-communist eastern Europe, offering U.S.-accredited degree programs in an academic climate that celebrates free thought and open debate.

Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski says he has been granted asylum in Hungary

Nov 20 2018

BUDAPEST/SKOPJE Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled abroad after being sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges, said on Tuesday that he had been granted political asylum in Hungary.

UPDATE 2-Hungary cbank keep rates at record lows amid inflation rise

Nov 20 2018

* Recent CPI data have significantly exceeded cbank forecasts

Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski seeking refugee status in Hungary

Nov 15 2018

BUDAPEST Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski sought asylum at a Hungarian representation outside Macedonia before reaching Hungary earlier this week and submitting his formal application for refugee status, Budapest said on Thursday.

U.S. calls on Hungary and neighbors to shun Russian gas pipelines

Nov 13 2018

BUDAPEST U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry called on Hungary and its neighbors to reject Russian gas pipelines which Washington says are being used to cement Moscow's grip on central and eastern Europe.

Hungary's new Holocaust museum divides Jews, faces 'whitewash' accusations

Oct 19 2018

BUDAPEST A planned new Holocaust museum in Budapest has divided Hungary's Jewish community and triggered international concerns that it will downplay the wartime role of Hungarians in the persecution and deportation of Jews. | Video

UPDATE 2-Hungarian central bank keeps rates on hold, despite rising inflation

Oct 16 2018

* Some market players question sustainability of loose policy

Hungary, Poland challenge tighter EU labor rules in court

Oct 04 2018

BUDAPEST Hungary and Poland said on Thursday they have gone to the European Court of Justice to challenge tighter European Union rules on the employment of workers from low-pay EU states.

Slowing growth in CEE manufacturing signals golden days are over

Oct 01 2018

BUDAPEST Growth in Czech and Polish manufacturing slowed to almost two-year lows in September and Hungarian data also showed a slowdown on Monday, signalling that Central Europe's fast-growing economies are facing bleaker prospects.

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