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Hungary

Capital: BudapestArea: 93,036 sq kmPopulation: 9.96 millionCurrency: Hungarian forintExchange rate: €1/HUF283.48 (December 6)Earnings in the business economy (average gross annual earnings of full-time employees): €10,100Employment rate: 50.6% (second quarter 2012)Unemployment rate: 10.9% (second quarter 2012)Inflation rate: 3.9% (2011)GDP per capita in PPS: 66 (2011)Real GDP growth rate: 1.6% (2011)Real GDP growth rate: -1.2% (forecast for 2012)

Capital: Budapest
Area: 93,036 sq km
Population: 9.96 million
Currency: Hungarian forint
Exchange rate: €1/HUF283.48 (December 6)
Earnings in the business economy (average gross annual earnings of full-time employees): €10,100
Employment rate: 50.6% (second quarter 2012)
Unemployment rate: 10.9% (second quarter 2012)
Inflation rate: 3.9% (2011)
GDP per capita in PPS: 66 (2011)
Real GDP growth rate: 1.6% (2011)
Real GDP growth rate: -1.2% (forecast for 2012)

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.