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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

Economy growing faster than expected

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

A pro-government commentator interprets the 4.1 GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017 as a vindication of the government’s economic vision. A left-wing columnist objects that the Hungarian economy’s competitiveness has declined. READ MORE

Government submits 2018 budget to Parliament

Friday, May 5th, 2017

A pro-government commentator contends that the government budget bill is balanced and prudent. His left-wing counterpart accuses the government of vote hunting through pension hikes. READ MORE

Up to 4 per cent GDP growth predicted

Monday, March 13th, 2017

As experts forecast steady growth in the forthcoming two years, a conservative and a left-wing economist agree that in order to maintain fast growth, Hungary needs to improve competitiveness through investing more in education. READ MORE

PM Orbán opens spring session debates

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

A conservative economist agrees with the Prime Minister that the economy is on a firm footing and that Hungary haa chance of catching up with western Europe. Another analyst accuses the Prime Minister of trying to divert attention from corruption. READ MORE

Hungary plans 2.5 per cent GDP growth

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Commentators disagree sharply on Hungary’s economic growth potential. READ MORE

National Bank forecasts faster GDP growth

Friday, December 16th, 2016

A left-wing commentator doubts that Hungarian GDP growth will reach the 4 per cent figure in 2017 forecast by National Bank President Matolcsy. The leading online business site, however, thinks that Matolcsy’s optimistic estimate may be correct. READ MORE

Government proposes wage hikes

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

A conservative commentator welcomes the government’s announcement of a six year massive wage hike cycle. He believes that this programme will increase Hungary’s competitiveness and increase the added value produced in the country. READ MORE

Growing GDP amid increasing shortage of manpower

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

A pro-government analyst is confident that growth rates of 3 to 5 per cent are attainable in the foreseeable future, while a left-wing commentator thinks that the shortage of manpower will cause serious problems. READ MORE

Government plans zero budget deficit

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Centrist, conservative and pro-government columnists welcome the government’s plans to cut the deficit to zero by 2017 and thus reduce public debt. READ MORE