Vulnerability and chaos in the Hungarian healthcare system

A crucially necessary reform of the healthcare system has been awaiting Hungary since the transition from the communist era. The Orbán Government would have had a historical chance - but healthcare just keeps drifting along.

By Dr Rita Lénárd

The Russion coal industry - an environmental and social disaster

Expansion of the Russian coal industry will increase greenhouse gas emissions, leading to a faster climate change. One reason behind this expansion is the growing demand for Russian coal from Europe’s energy giants, such as E.On and RWE. This is revealed in a new report on the Russian coal industry released today in Bonn, Germany. By Vladimir Slivyak

A better global governance system for food security

How can an effective, assertive global governance system for food security look like, that takes the agricultural sector and the close interconnection with other policy areas sreiously? A brief summary of a study, which will be released in February 2011.


An aging society, the growth of a market for health services, new organisational forms of healthcare – these and other trends are upending the healthcare system. We are promoting debate on the ethical, economic, and health-related dimensions of public health policy.


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