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Orban's tighter laws stoke taboos, fear among Hungary's LGBT people

Jun 18 2021

BUDAPEST (Reuters) -Daniella Milla Tokodi says she feels finally free as she dances in spectacular costumes in a drag show at a Budapest bar popular with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. | Video

Orban's tighter laws stoke taboos, fear among Hungary's LGBT people

Jun 18 2021

BUDAPEST, June 18 Daniella Milla Tokodi says she feels finally free as she dances in spectacular costumes in a drag queen show at a Budapest bar popular with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Hungary's Orban sets stage for 2022 vote with wage hike, tax handout to families

Jun 10 2021

BUDAPEST (Reuters) -Hungary's populist premier flagged a hike in the minimum wage on Thursday and reaffirmed plans for a big tax refund to families in 2022, launching his campaign for next year's election that is shaping up as a competitive race for the first time in a decade.

Inflation opens rare rift in Hungary's top brass as Orban eyes 2022 vote

Jun 09 2021

BUDAPEST Hungary's fast economic rebound from the pandemic and rising inflation opened a rare rift between the government and central bank on Wednesday, with the bank's governor flagging imminent rate hikes and calling for a lower budget deficit.

UPDATE 3-Inflation opens rare rift in Hungary's top brass as Orban eyes 2022 vote

Jun 09 2021

BUDAPEST, June 9 Hungary's fast economic rebound from the pandemic and rising inflation opened a rare rift between the government and central bank on Wednesday, with the bank's governor flagging imminent rate hikes and calling for a lower budget deficit.

Analysis: Remember me? With fast recovery, labour shortage haunts Eastern Europe

Jun 08 2021

BUDAPEST/WARSAW Central Europe's economies are recovering more quickly than expected from the coronavirus pandemic and industrial output is rising, but a chronic shortage of workers that pre-dates the crisis could be a bottleneck to future growth.

UPDATE 3-Hungary could lead the EU pack with post-COVID rate hike in June

May 17 2021

BUDAPEST, May 17 Hungary's central bank flagged a possible hike in its base interest rate in June to tame inflation as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, which would make it the first European Union country to begin a tightening cycle.

Fire-juggling at home? Lockdown easing a relief for Hungarian circus artists

May 04 2021

BUDAPEST After months of practising aerial acrobatics suspended from the ceiling in her tiny apartment in Budapest with only her cats for an audience, Hungarian circus artist Eszter Kovacs is relishing the prospect of performing in front of people again. | Video

Analysis: Bent on reviving growth, CEE countries shun near-term inflation threat

Apr 28 2021

BUDAPEST/PRAGUE Central Europe's rate setters for the most part look set to weather a looming spike in inflation and let their economies rebound with a vengeance from the COVID-19 shutdown, propelled by strong domestic demand, investments and European Union funds.

Hungary central bank leaves rates steady as inflation spike looms

Apr 27 2021

BUDAPEST The National Bank of Hungary left interest rates unchanged on Tuesday, as widely expected, and pledged to prevent any sustained rise in inflation as the economy recovers from pandemic-induced shock.

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