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Hungary is three spots less attractive

Hungary slipped three spots to twelfth place on consultancy Ernst and Young's annual European Attractiveness Survey for 2009.

Hungary registered 100 big investment projects in 2008, 26% fewer than a year earlier - the biggest drop of any country on the list. Hungary was behind Poland, in fifth place, and Romania, in sixth, but ahead of the Czech Republic, Italy and Sweden.

Hungary moved up two places on the job creation list to fifth place, with 11,659 new workplaces in 2008, up from 11,104 in 2007, ahead of Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Hungary and Bulgaria were the only countries in the region where more jobs were created. (MTI-ECONEWS)