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Socialist and liberal politicians accused of corruption

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

The EU anti-fraud agency has published its report on the M4 Budapest metro. The report names Socialist-Liberal politicians and multinational companies as potential participants in Hungary’s largest corruption case. READ MORE

Metro bribe for former Socialist PM?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Magyar Idők accuses former Socialist Prime Minister Péter Medgyessy’s consultancy company of receiving 600 thousand Euros from Alstom. The French company sold a fleet of underground railway carriages to Budapest under the previous, left-liberal administration. READ MORE

Austerity stifles growth

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Writing in a right-wing daily, the economist László Gazdag criticizes the austerity measures of past Socialist governments and thereby expresses implicit criticism of the strict fiscal policies pursued by the present government. READ MORE

Who is to blame for the public debt?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Prime Ministers of the past thirteen years each blame the increase in the debt on one another. But why is it important in the first place to investigate who is responsible, if all of them acknowledge that the high debt level is a serious problem? A conservative blogger wonders. READ MORE

FIDESZ: one year in government

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

On the first anniversary of the establishment of the Orbán government, pundits and politicians weigh in to assess the centre-right government’s performance so far, and to outline the possible government strategies of the coming years. READ MORE