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Georgia was, is and will always remain devoted to European aspirations and values
strategy

Georgia was, is and will always remain devoted to European aspirations and values

Interview with Nikoloz Khatiashvili on the Georgian foreign policy, Eastern Partnership and future of the country. Within the Eastern Partnership, Georgia has started to orient itself towards the West. What opportunities did the Eastern Partnership offer, what opportunities did Georgia successfully exploit? Eastern Partnership is one of the most important
Ukraine has to be careful – interview with Olga Pindyuk
business

Ukraine has to be careful – interview with Olga Pindyuk

The oligarch issue is important. Ukraine is notorious for its corruption and lack of transparency in the judicial system – says Olga Pindyuk, Ukrainian economist at Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. Interview. In Hungary, public opinion now revolves around the EU sanctions regarding their failure to work against Russia. What
Brain drain in Central and Eastern Europe
business

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.
Did China dress up as Russia for this year's Halloween?
business

Did China dress up as Russia for this year's Halloween?

As Europe kicks the Russian Bear out, a less aggressive panda appears in the background. Europe-China relations have existed before, but now it seems Beijing wants what Moscow had to leave here. Marriage in silk Europe and China did not find each other because of the decline of Russian commercial
What will be the consequences of the historic drought?
business

What will be the consequences of the historic drought?

Everyone has experienced the heatwave caused by climate change in Europe. What is a heatwave for us is a drought for agriculture, and the damage is also historic. We asked climate policy expert Erik Kovács about the plight on the continent and especially in one of the most affected countries
One of the largest travel agencies for accommodation reservations in CEE will go to Polish hands
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One of the largest travel agencies for accommodation reservations in CEE will go to Polish hands

Wirtualna Polska Holding, a company listed on the Polish stock exchange, is to acquire Szallas Group, which has become an international player in recent years and is behind the Hungarian szallas.hu website. The Warsaw-based e-commerce and media giant is expected to pay €82 million to the owners. The Polish
Megaregions in the CEE region
business

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
What does the future hold for our eating habits?—The present and future of a food crisis
business

What does the future hold for our eating habits?—The present and future of a food crisis

The beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war put many topics into focus that common people didn’t have to think much about before. Besides energy policy and the changes on the energy market already influencing the prices of utilities, at the onset of the war, panic ensued when different media outlets
NATO must refocus from deterrence by punishment to deterrence by denial – interview with Margarita Šešelgytė
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NATO must refocus from deterrence by punishment to deterrence by denial – interview with Margarita Šešelgytė

We have become the “voice” of pro-western Eastern European countries in Europe – Dr. Margarita Šešelgytė told Hype&Hyper on Lithuania. Interview about the Russian influence in Lithuania, the weaponized migration by Belarus, the Kaliningrad case, and Lithuania’s progressive China policy. We can state that from an economic and geographical
Smart use of the „gas weapon” favors the Russian side - interview on the energy emergency
business

Smart use of the „gas weapon” favors the Russian side - interview on the energy emergency

The figures show that the sanctions are negatively affecting both the Russian and the European sides – Máté Litkei, Director of the Climate Policy Institute, told Hype&Hyper. Interview with Máté Litkei and Géza Sebestyén on the energy emergency, sanctions, and the uncertain future. For gas, Russia is much more dependent
MIT includes Hungary in its innovation program
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MIT includes Hungary in its innovation program

This year, Hungary’s application has also been accepted for the MIT REAP program, launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the most famous higher education institution of technology in the United States. Launched ten years ago, MIT REAP (Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program) is an initiative of the MIT Sloan
A multipolar world comes without Russia - interview with Máté Vigóczki
economy

A multipolar world comes without Russia - interview with Máté Vigóczki

Western sanctions with severe consequences, partially failed military operations, unrealistic superpower aspirations, and shrinking room for maneuver. We discussed these issues of the Russo-Ukrainian war, among other things, with Máté György Vigóczki, a Russia expert. Six months have passed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. The Russians launched a
If you miss out, you drop out - interview with Zoltán Cséfalvay
business

If you miss out, you drop out - interview with Zoltán Cséfalvay

What are startups, and why is it worth supporting them? Is AI taking over our jobs? Innovation is a topic repeated a thousand times, but maybe not often enough? We discussed these questions with Zoltán Cséfalvay, Ph.D. Many predict that boosting the startup industry and supporting startups is the