August 19, 2010
Well-known international political weekly newsmagazine Newsweek has chosen for the main topic of its current double issue to the toplist of the World's Best Countries. Hungary was ranked 33th on the list, which, even in the opinion of the editors of Newsweek, is reflecting an American point of view. It comes as no surprise that the World's most popular countries are small (at least compared to USA), safe, predictable and have cold climate, thus the Nordic European states are over-represented in the top 10. Practically all other Central and Eastern European countries did better than Hungary: Czech Republic (25.), Croatia (28.), Poland (29.), Slovenia (24.) and Slovakia (31.) have all better positions, so the Hungarian comments to the list are not too enthusiastic.