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Hungary exits EU excessive deficit procedure

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Left-wing columnists fear further austerity measures. A pro-government pundit notes that although the excessive deficit procedure has been lifted, the government should not expect an end to criticism from the EU. A conservative commentator, on the other hand, hopes that Fidesz will call a truce with the EU. READ MORE

Have the IMF talks broken down?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

A conservative columnist comments on rumours about the breakdown of IMF talks. The government is right to resist IMF pressure to cut wages and pensions, he suggests. But he is at a loss to explain why the government has launched an insulting media campaign against the IMF to coincide with its yearly summit. READ MORE

Matolcsy’s 397 billion Forint adjustment package

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Columnists wonder whether or not the government’s announcement that it will restructure the 2013 budget in order to save 397 billion Forints means that it has abandoned its previous economic strategy . Left-wing and liberal analysts believe that the government has thereby admitted the failure of its previous earlier policies. A pro-government pundit suggests that it is too early to reach a verdict on the government’s efforts. READ MORE

Business commentator sides with angry South Europeans

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Hungary’s main business daily carries pungent criticism of the restrictive policies Brussels is imposing on Southern Europe. READ MORE