Hungary

Global Politics

Sludge spill in Hungary

The BBC's Nick Thorpe is in Kolontar, in Hungary, where caustic sludge broke through a waste reservoir at an alumina plant and appears to be headed toward the Danube River. The event is being called Europe's worst environmental disaster in decades.

European investors worry over Hungary's debt

Hungary's new prime minister, Viktor Orban, has only been in power for a week, but on Friday, some officials on his team said that their country may be headed toward a Greek-style financial crisis, with credit default looming.

Global Politics

Puppetoons

Stop motion animation has been around a long time, but it goes in and out of fashion. But we want go back to the very earliest days of this animation technique. Marco Werman has the story of George Pal, a Hungarian-born pioneer of stop-motion animation.

Global Politics

The post-communist generation

For some living in what was once the Eastern Bloc, the last twenty years have brought freedom but also hardship especially for the youngest generation who have grown up without Communism. Laura Lynch has the story.

Global Politics

First breach in the Iron Curtain

Before the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, Hungary tore down its barbed wire. Hungary's prime minister didn't ask permission in Moscow. He just told Soviet President Gorbachev it was a done deal.The World's Laura Lynch went back to Western Hungary.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz, we were looking for a city in Hungary that held a special picnic 20 years ago today, one that helped tear a hole in the Iron Curtain. The answer is Sopran . The World's Carol Hills tells the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Katy Clark tells us about the cimbalom -- an instrument popular in Eastern Europe -- and a band from Hungary that's taking the cimbalom in new directions.

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