A statue from Hungary's communist era
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How Hungary led a business revolution

Of all the countries in Europe's communist Eastern Bloc, Hungary was the most liberal.

Small enterprises were allowed as early as 1982.

So when communism collapsed in 1989 in some ways it had a head start in the race to create a market economy.

Tanya Beckett has gone to Budapest to find out what happened next, and the lessons to be learned.

  • 12 May 2014
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