Hungarian students stick to native language
By 1990, it was no longer compulsory to learn Russian in Hungary. Students celebrated, no longer forced to learn the "language of oppression." But fast-forward to 2009, and Hungary is facing a foreign language gap, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger.
Posted: June 2, 2009 12:48
Hungary’s premier resigns without clear successor
A Worldfocus contributing blogger explores what Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's resignation may mean for the economically-hurting country.
Posted: March 24, 2009 10:04
Gypsies are at home in Hungary, but still don’t fit in
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Hungary's gypsy community, which is now largely settled. Tensions between the gypsies and Hungarian society continue.
Posted: February 12, 2009 10:16
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Plunging economies lead to rising social unrest
Michele Wucker of the World Policy Institute discusses the social and political fallout from the economic crisis. Riots and protests have occurred across the world, leading to concern that the economic slide is going to lead to much more unrest.
Posted: January 28, 2009 16:45
Hungary running on reserves as gas dispute continues
A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses how the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine has impacted her country of Hungary, whose imports of Russian gas have been severely reduced.
Posted: January 9, 2009 16:39
After the Fall: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine
Nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Worldfocus travels to four countries to examine the progress and pains of post-Soviet life.
Posted: November 13, 2008 18:01
Revolution of 1956 haunts Hungarians
Last month, Hungary marked the anniversary of the 1956 revolution, when approximately 200,000 Hungarians gathered in front of the country's Parliament to demand an end to Soviet rule.
Posted: November 10, 2008 18:30
Economy has not hit rock bottom yet
Telis Demos of Fortune Magazine explains why the economy has not yet hit bottom as the financial crisis continues.
Posted: October 31, 2008 14:24
Hungary agrees to IMF bailout of potentially $10 billion
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the Hungarian government's response to the financial crisis.
Posted: October 28, 2008 17:33