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Labour shortage seen as a threat to economic growth

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

A left-wing policy analyst acknowledges that the Hungarian economy has performed well recently, but warns that future growth may be severely limited by the labour shortage. READ MORE

Budapest-Belgrade train line public tender announced

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

A pro-government columnist hopes that the modernization of the Budapest-Belgrade train line will help boost the Hungarian economy. His left-wing counterpart, on the other hand, fears that it will only be beneficial for Chinese exporters. READ MORE

Chinese Prime Minister visits Hungary

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

As the Chinese premier attends his country’s summit with East-Central European countries in Budapest, pundits ponder the prospect of future Chinese investment in Hungary. READ MORE

Doubts about Hungary’s growth model

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

A conservative commentator thinks that the Hungarian economy cannot sustain growth in the long run as Hungarian firms cannot significantly increase wages to stop emigration and ease the labor shortage. READ MORE

Government plans to further boost tourism

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

A pro-government commentator welcomes the Prime Minister’s plan to increase government spending on tourism. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, accuses the government of intending to channel subsidies into the pockets of friends and relatives.  READ MORE

S&P upgrades Hungarian outlook rating to positive

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

A pro-government commentator thinks that S&P’s decision to raise Hungarian credit outlook to positive indicates that the Hungarian economy is on a steady growth path. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks the upgrade is due to the private sector’s performance. READ MORE

Regional inequality growing

Friday, August 25th, 2017

A conservative economist points to the vast regional differences behind Hungary’s fast overall economic growth. Poorer parts of the country see little of the booming economy. READ MORE

Dispute over the economic implications of migration

Monday, August 14th, 2017

A conservative economist suspects that core EU states facilitate migration in order to import a cheap labour force. A liberal analyst dismisses the claim that migration is the biggest economic challenge, and recommends the government spend more on education. READ MORE

Does Hungary need the Euro?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

A conservative economist ponders the potential benefits and disadvantages of introducing the Euro in Hungary, and calls for a calm pragmatic approach. READ MORE

Opposing takes on high growth prospects

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

A pro-government analyst sees high growth forecasts as proof that Hungary’s economic policies yield better results than the mainstream EU recipes, while a left-wing columnist suggests that the government is jeopardising the country’s future by rejecting further European integration. READ MORE