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Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Andrzej Sadecki, Marta Szpala

Russia’s Gazprom and the state-controlled Serbian and Hungarian energy companies on 29 and 31 October passed final investment decisions concerning the construction of the Serbian and Hungarian sections of the South Stream gas pipeline.…

Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki

On 6t September, the conservative daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet posted a list of the International Monetary Fund’s terms for making a loan to Hungary. These include: a reduction of pensions, raising the retirement age, removing…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

On 31 August, Hungary handed over to Azerbaijan the Azeri officer who had been sentenced to life imprisonment (with no right to a reprieve for thirty years) for killing an Armenian soldier with an axe in Budapest in 2004 during a course…

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

On 23 April, the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, suggested that the energy company MOL could withdraw from the Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH consortium, which is in charge of the implementation of the gas pipeline…

Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki
On 2 April the Hungarian president Pál Schmitt resigned following the confirmation of charges of plagiarism in his PhD thesis. In January HVG weekly announced that the majority of the thesis was translated from foreign literature…
Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki
On 22 February, the European Commission recommended the Council of the EU to suspend the payment of 495 million euros from the Cohesion Fund to Hungary from the beginning of 2013. This equates to 0.5% of Hungary’s GDP and 29% of the…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Andrzej Sadecki
On 17 January, the European Commission decided to apply EU law infringement proceedings against Hungary. The European Commission found that the lowering of the retirement ages for judges and public prosecutors from 70 to 62 years…
Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki
Fidesz led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban in its coalition with the Christian Democrats has a constitutional majority in Hungarian parliament. Since it took over power in spring 2010, it has been implementing a programme aimed at…