Hungary

Country Hungary
Capital Budapest
Continent Europe
Currency Forint(HUF)
Languages Hungarian

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Introduction

Hungary became a Christian kingdom in A.D. 1000 and for many centuries served as a bulwark against Ottoman Turkish expansion in Europe. The kingdom eventually became part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and an announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow. Under the leadership of Janos KADAR in 1968, Hungary began liberalizing its economy, introducing so-called "Goulash Communism." Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU in 2004.

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Hungary Central Banker's Claims of Political Interference 'Not Credible', US Says - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Hungary Central Banker's Claims of Political Interference 'Not Credible', US Says
U.S. News & World Report
"Hungary and the United States are partners, and allies in NATO," he said. "The United States did not attempt to overthrow the Hungarian government in 2014 or at any other time, and we do not find it plausible that any NATO member would attempt to do so.".
A Big NATO Member State Attempted To Overthrow The Hungarian Government Two Years Ago?Hungary Today

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Olympic bid withdrawal new setback for Hungarian leader - Washington Post

Washington Post

Olympic bid withdrawal new setback for Hungarian leader
Washington Post
BUDAPEST, Hungary The decision to withdraw Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is the third political defeat for Hungary's populist prime minister in less than a year. With the decision announced late Wednesday, Prime Minister Viktor ...
Hungary to withdraw Budapest's 2024 Olympic bid: governmentReuters
Hungary to withdraw Budapest's 2024 Olympic bidIndia Today
Olympic bid withdrawal new setback for Hungarian leader - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -WBOC TV 16
The West Australian -Reuters UK -Hungary Today
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Hungary: Hungary, Factors to watch, Feb 23 - Times of India - Times of India

Hungary: Hungary, Factors to watch, Feb 23 - Times of India
Times of India
BUDAPEST, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Following is a list of events in Hungary and the region, as well as news stories and press reports which may influence financial ...

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Timea Babos sets up Hungarian Ladies Open quarterfinal with Oceane Dodin - ESPN

ESPN

Timea Babos sets up Hungarian Ladies Open quarterfinal with Oceane Dodin
ESPN
Timea Babos, the top seed and home favourite, is through to the quarterfinals of the Hungarian Ladies Open after beating Anna Blinkova in the second round. Babos defeated her Russian opponent 6-3, 6-2 and will next France's Oceane Dodin, the No.7 seed, ...

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The Latest: Hungary to erect second fence to deter migrants - ABC News

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The Latest: Hungary to erect second fence to deter migrants
ABC News
The Hungarian government says it start building a new fence on the border with Serbia in the spring because of the risk that large numbers of migrants may try to enter the country. Janos Lazar, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff, said ...
The Globe and Mail: Hungary to erect second fence to deter migrantsFocus News

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Hungary Vows To Fight EU Plans 'To Withdraw Ever More Powers From Member-States' - Breitbart News

Breitbart News

Hungary Vows To Fight EU Plans 'To Withdraw Ever More Powers From Member-States'
Breitbart News
The Hungarian government has vowed to fight efforts by the central organs of the European Union (EU) to withdraw ever more powers from the bloc's elected national governments, centralising them in Brussels without authorisation from the citizens.



Hungary's retail sales up 2.8% in 2016 | The Budapest Business ... - Budapest Business Journal

Budapest Business Journal

Hungary's retail sales up 2.8% in 2016 | The Budapest Business ...
Budapest Business Journal
Hungary's retail sales increased by 2.8% according to raw data, and by 3.3% adjusted for calendar effects, in 2016 overall compared to the preceding year, ...

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Sweden, Hungary update Gripen lease agreement - UPI.com - UPI.com

UPI.com

Sweden, Hungary update Gripen lease agreement - UPI.com
UPI.com
Sweden and Hungary have updated their Gripen fighter lease agreement to give Hungary more flight hours and updated aircraft.

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London analysts upgrade Hungary growth forecast on VAT cuts, EU ... - Budapest Business Journal

Budapest Business Journal

London analysts upgrade Hungary growth forecast on VAT cuts, EU ...
Budapest Business Journal
London-based emerging markets analysts at BofA Merrill Lynch have substantially upgraded their growth forecasts for Hungary's economy, citing support from ...

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Malaysia: Hungary, Factors to watch, Feb 22 - Times of India - Times of India

Malaysia: Hungary, Factors to watch, Feb 22 - Times of India
Times of India
BUDAPEST, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Following is a list of events in Hungary and the region, as well as news stories and press reports which may influence financial ...

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