Hungary

Why Budapest, Warsaw, and Lithuania split themselves in two

A look at how EU funding is distributed to help less economically developed regions catch up with their more economically developed counterparts. Some countries are redrawing their internal boundaries in order to gain better access to this funding for less developed areas adjacent to their richer capitals. It’s an insightful piece with superior quality data visualisation deployed to tell the story of economic development in Europe.

Homo Orbanicus

A look at how Viktor Orba‡n has created an autocracy in Hungary, a “FŸuhrer democracy” at the heart of Europe. Orba‡n was re-elected with a large majority a few days after this article was published.