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Gen Z: snowflakes or future revolutionaries?
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Gen Z: snowflakes or future revolutionaries?

Older generations have always criticized young people: they are lazy, spoiled, and nowadays also hypersensitive and always on their phones. Still, the so-called „Generation Z” (today’s teenagers and young adults in their early twenties) is unique: they were the first to grow up in the Internet age, and they
Brain drain in Central and Eastern Europe
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Brain drain in Central and Eastern Europe

To what extent is our region affected by brain drain? Many Central and Eastern Europeans probably know what brain drain is: It means the migration of high-skilled professionals from one country to another with better living and working conditions. Brain drain is a global phenomenon but affects different countries differently.
The best indie video games in Eastern Europe | TOP5
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The best indie video games in Eastern Europe | TOP5

The European gaming market has long been the bastion of game development, with the continent’s countries hitting over $20 billion in total revenue this year, according to a 2022 figure. Today’s selection showcases the most spectacular indie video games, from the unsettling world of the post-Soviet era to
Israel and Europe become friends again
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Israel and Europe become friends again

The rough patch in Israel-EU relations might finally end due to the Russo-Ukrainian war and the strengthening relationship between Central and Eastern Europe and Israel. The 2010s were a decade of growing political estrangement between Europe and Israel. The European Union and Israel signed an Association Agreement in 1995, and
Does Central and Eastern Europe suffer from alcoholism?
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Does Central and Eastern Europe suffer from alcoholism?

Stereotype or reality? - alcoholism in our region. Alcoholism is probably one of the most complex addictions: Firstly, alcohol is easily accessible; thus, many people can become addicted to it. Secondly, it is part of our culture to a large extent, so drinking alcohol is socially acceptable. Thirdly, alcoholism is
Is the Iron Curtain coming down again?
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Is the Iron Curtain coming down again?

The answer is yes; the only question is where exactly. The ideological roots behind the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, the emerging new world order, and the possible outcomes of the war are very relevant topics worthy of discussion. Norman Naimark, an American historian and professor at Stanford University, visited Budapest to share
How much less do women earn in Central and Eastern Europe?
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How much less do women earn in Central and Eastern Europe?

The gender wage gap is a frequent topic in the context of gender equality. There are many reasons why women and men may earn differently. Differences in traditional gender roles, discrimination, and professions strongly dominated by women or men are just a few examples from the long list of causes.
If we survive this winter, the geopolitical spring comes
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If we survive this winter, the geopolitical spring comes

The leaders of the West met in Warsaw to discuss the challenges caused by the Russo-Ukrainian war. The following thoughts and statements are snapshots of the war and what our leaders dare to say now. The elite of Central Europe, accompanied by Germany and the US, gathered in Warsaw in
Teaching, but at what cost?
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Teaching, but at what cost?

How much money do teachers make in Central and Eastern Europe, and how can they live on their salary? In Hungary, much attention is focused on education now, especially on teachers’ salaries and dignity. Teachers complain because of financial difficulties, poor circumstances, and overwork. A large part of society supports
Megaregions in the CEE region
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Megaregions in the CEE region

This article was published in print in Hype&Hyper 2022/2. Illustration by László Bárdos Europe is like a big fruit bowl—while Asia has its Japanese Taiheiyō Belt, the USA its Texas Triangle, our Old Continent has its Blue, Golden and Green Bananas—however, we’re not talking about
The COVID-19 boom was not undoubtedly positive for e-commerce – interview with Balázs Várkonyi
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The COVID-19 boom was not undoubtedly positive for e-commerce – interview with Balázs Várkonyi

Everything is becoming more digital these days, especially shopping. What are the challenges in this environment for one of the largest online retailers in the region? Can the extra revenue from the pandemic be fully seen as a blessing? We asked these questions from Balázs Várkonyi, CEO of eMAG, a
The story of Chinese investments in Central and Eastern Europe
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The story of Chinese investments in Central and Eastern Europe

After the post-Soviet Central and Eastern European countries transitioned to democracy, they quickly had to adapt to the rules of the world market. Foreign investment was the driving force behind their development, mostly from neighboring countries. The most significant investor has been Germany and the Nordic countries in the Baltic
Are the eastern EU Member States catching up or lagging behind?
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Are the eastern EU Member States catching up or lagging behind?

The European Commission published its 8th report on economic, social, and territorial cohesion. Published every three years, the report reveals how disparities between European countries have changed between the millennium and the pandemic and shows in which areas did the different regions catch up or lag behind. Analysis from Hype&
Do we still pay with cash abroad?
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Do we still pay with cash abroad?

Hungarians predominantly pay by card when traveling abroad. Where do we travel, how long do we stay, and how much do we pay? We looked into these questions. Visa’s study on travel and payment habits in 2022 shows that digitalization has permeated the tourism industry. 62% of Hungarians prefer
Are we in a new Cold War? | Neighbourhood Dialogues x V4
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Are we in a new Cold War? | Neighbourhood Dialogues x V4

The driving force of modern history is arguably the international relations between the great powers. It has never been as noticeable as in the bipolar world of the Cold War era. But who are the great powers in 2022, how do they relate to each other, and what is their
The cost of energy independence
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The cost of energy independence

„Moscow last year earned $50 billion from oil and gas supplies to the EU. And this year, due to the increased prices, the Russian revenues will reach $40 billion already in the coming days,” says energy expert Olivér Hortay. At what cost can Europe cut oil and gas imports from
Book dispensers promote reading in Poland
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Book dispensers promote reading in Poland

Unfortunately, paging through printed books is increasingly being pushed into the background these days. With the advent of tablets and e-books, the popularity of book-buying began to decline rapidly. But it’s not just the paper format that’s the problem: it’s a common phenomenon worldwide for adults to
Gorgeous bus stations in Eastern Europe | TOP 5
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Gorgeous bus stations in Eastern Europe | TOP 5

Everyone is aware of the benefits of public transport: it is environmentally friendly, ideally fast, and well-built, making it easy and practical to use. Thanks to the positive qualities listed above, millions of people get on a bus or tram every day. However, fewer of us realize that if we
Award-winning confectionary brands in the region | TOP 5
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Award-winning confectionary brands in the region | TOP 5

As the largest and most reliable food and drink accreditation system, Great Taste awarded the best applicants again this year. A panel of more than 500 experts evaluated 14,113 products from 108 countries—across various categories and awards. In this selection, we present regional confectionery brands whose certain products
“By no means is it certain that Eastern Europe was a follower in all aspects”—Interview with Gábor Ébli
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“By no means is it certain that Eastern Europe was a follower in all aspects”—Interview with Gábor Ébli

Gábor Ébli’s book titled National Museums and Civic Patrons. Practices of Cultural Accumulation in Central and Eastern Europe, provides insight into the relationship between public and private collections within Central and Eastern Europe, summarized by a selection of forty of his writings. The aim of Ébli’s English-language book