2014. május 12. 13:11
With his new term in office, Orbán will likely continue his drive to become another nominal democrat who has used a temporary electoral supermajority to entrench himself for the long haul.
2014. április 6. 23:44
The Socialist Party and its allies on the left have never recovered.
2014. április 5. 8:23
The “average Joe” image he dons, coupled with his “freedom fighter” credentials, has made Orbán a well-liked politician, respected for his decisiveness and candor.
2014. április 3. 10:52
But critics say growth in 2013 was largely down to better weather, which boosted agriculture after an appalling 2012, and investment is dominated by state infrastructure projects, funded by a last-minute drawdown of EU funds.
2014. április 3. 10:44
Mr Orban can do all this because he has no rivals, either inside or outside his party. The once-powerful Hungarian left has imploded.
2014. március 28. 15:14
The only questions that remains is whether the Budapest model can mark the beginning of a larger paradigm shift in Europe.
2013. július 16. 12:40
Less than ten months before the next parliamentary elections, the governing party, Fidesz, still enjoys a commanding lead in opinion polls. It may come as a surprise to domestic and international critics of the government, so we tried to find a good explanation for this in a series of Mandiner articles.
2013. június 12. 11:51
Jan-Peter Balkenende served as prime minister of The Netherlands for eight years, from 2002 to 2010, and is now partner for Corporate Responsibility at Ernst & Young and a professor of Governance, Institutions and Internationalization at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Balkenende, whose experience offers insights about the responsibility of politics and economics toward society and the future, delivered a speech in Budapest recently about corporate social responsibility (or, CSR). We caught up with him to ask a few questions afterward.
2013. április 23. 10:34
Orbán faces criticism not only from the left – as to be expected – but from the centre-right too.
2013. február 19. 9:42
The full picture is not just about growth. Hungary has had to tackle problems stemming from decades of economic mismanagement, which will take time.
2013. január 15. 10:05
The forint neared the psychological level of 300 forints to the euro last week soon after Mr. Matolcsy’s remarks were published.
2013. január 11. 12:42
Matolcsy is the most controversial, so his comments have the greatest power to move markets.
2013. január 7. 8:52
Prime Minister Viktor Orban has made no secret of his reluctance to bow to IMF policy constraints in order to reach a loan agreement.
2012. november 22. 13:52
The worst performing minister was by far Hungary’s Gyorgy Matolcsy, followed by Luis de Guindos of Spain.
2012. október 10. 11:59
The messages Hungary is giving are mixed as to the talks with the IMF and the European Union that have now dragged on for 11 months.
2012. szeptember 24. 9:23
Does Hungary want a deal with the IMF or not? Based on the latest evidence, the answer is: Maybe, but not at the IMF’s price.
2012. szeptember 21. 12:45
Hungarian regulators said on Thursday they had ordered the local unit of Austria's Raiffeisen bank to repay 289.5 million forints to customers who had been illegally charged currency conversion fees.
2012. szeptember 19. 10:00
For Hungarians queuing up to work abroad, the government's promise to achieve a "fairy tale" of national prosperity soon is precisely that – more a fantasy than a realistic possibility.
2012. szeptember 18. 13:22
Orbán told parliament the country did not need any new IMF deal on its own account – it’s the common currency that’s the problem.
2012. július 23. 14:07
The trouble with Hungary is that it desperately wants to be like Austria, its old partner-in-empire, but is looking far too much like Greece.