Hungarian vehicle makers hit by supply chain shortage

bne IntelliNews January 20, 2021

Mercedes-Benz will halt production at its plant for 10 days due to the global shortage of computer chips.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Central Europe's populists need a new strategy for Biden

bne IntelliNews January 19, 2021

The incoming US president will be tougher on the erosion of democracy but also tougher on Russia.

LONG READ: The oligarch problem

Ben Aris in Berlin January 17, 2021

Andrew Meier had a good joke about the problems post-Soviet countries face with their oligarchs: "What is to be done with those who are to blame."

COVID-19 and Trump’s indifference helped human rights abusers in 2020

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2021

2020 was a bad year for human rights around the world, but the US’ upcoming Biden presidency is an opportunity for change, says Human Rights Watch.

OUTLOOK 2021 Hungary

bne IntelliNews January 11, 2021

Prime Minister Viktor Orban faces a difficult year as his mismanagement of the pandemic and the struggling economy combine to damage Fidesz's popularity.

Hungarian government remains silent after Capitol riots

bne IntelliNews January 8, 2021

Opposition leaders question whether Prime Minister Viktor Orban would also refuse to concede power peacefully and whether there are any checks and balances left to stop him.

Storming parliaments: New Europe's greatest hits

bne IntelliNews staff January 7, 2021

The US has been rocked by the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters. But in New Europe, protesters storming parliament buildings is a common experience.

Hungarian opposition parties sign symbolic agreement on future government

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2021

Agreement sets out principles of joint governance and foundation of a detailed government programme.

FDI inflows to CEE down 58% in 1H20 but rebound expected

bne IntelliNews January 5, 2021

Czechia, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia bucked the global trend of falling greenfield investment, while negative FDI flows to Russia dragged down the region’s performance, wiiw report shows.

Hungarian towns fear bankruptcy after government halves local business tax

bne IntelliNews January 4, 2021

Opposition parties accuse the government of taking revenge for local election defeats by financially bleeding their cities.