BRICKS & MORTAR: The office isn’t dead but it is evolving

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 29, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had a seismic effect on the real estate sector, and the office segment is no exception.

Viktor Orban opens new front with Brussels calling for resignation of EC Vice-President Vera Jourova

Tamas Szilagyi in Budapest September 29, 2020

Latest scuffle between Hungary and the EU comes as the European Commission prepares to publish its first report assessing the state of democracy and the rule of law in member states.

Balkan route nations least tolerant of migration

bne IntelliNews September 24, 2020

Acceptance of migrants has declined globally, and the nations of the Western Balkans that bore the brunt of the 2015-2016 migration crisis are now the least tolerant in the world, a new Gallup poll shows.

Europe gains ground in new generation of battery innovation

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 22, 2020

Innovation in electric batteries is central to electromobility and the transition to the green economy, but European firms have so far lagged behind their peers from East Asia.

Hungarian PM openly endorses Donald Trump

Tamas Szilagyi in Budapest September 22, 2020

Viktor Orban says he’s rooting for Trump’s reelection, views Hungary and Central Europe as defenders of conservative and Christian values pitted against the liberal West.

Cargolux launches Shenzhen-Budapest cargo flights

Tamas Szilagyi in Budapest September 21, 2020

A significant proportion of the e-commerce goods originating from China arrive in Central and Eastern Europe from the Shenzhen area, putting Budapest in a strong position in the region's trade with China.

Hungary's domestic tourists save the day for embattled sector

bne IntelliNews September 17, 2020

Hungary’s tourism sector was on track for another record year in 2020 before the pandemic hit the country, plunging it into a critical situation overnight.

A new growth area in a clean new world

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 14, 2020

Hungary-based producer of anti-bacterial coatings Resysten was doing respectably well before the coronavirus pandemic caused demand for its product to explode.

Hungary's budget on track for record shortfall

bne IntelliNews September 10, 2020

The deficit at the end of August reached HUF2.26 trillion, which is six times higher than the government’s initial target of HUF367bn.

COMMENT: How Covid-19 is changing international business and politics

David Landsman OBE and Khawar Qureshi QC in London September 2, 2020

Ever since the plague in Athens in 430 BC described by Thucydides, epidemics have followed movements of people and changed the course of history. Today Covid-19 risks challenging the foundations of business in our modern interconnected world

Hungary’s culture war escalates as students defy government-appointed leadership at Budapest's SZFE university

Tamas Szilagyi in Budapest September 2, 2020

After the expulsion of the Central European University and attacks on critical NGOs, the Fidesz government took aim at left-leaning cultural institutions.

Foundation linked to Hungary's right-wing government takes over Budapest’s University of Theatre and Film Arts

Tamas Szilagyi in Budapest September 1, 2020

University's leadership stand down fearing loss of autonomy, saying foundation deprived them of "all essential powers".