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Economists suggest broad rescue spending


As the government is already spending hundreds of billions to blunt the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on welfare, financial experts suggest vast spending programmes to rescue Hungary’s human capital. READ MORE

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Weeklies on Hungary’s emergency act


Weeklies and the weekend editions of the dailies are sharply divided over the wider political implications and international repercussions of the government’s emergency laws approved by Parliament on Monday. READ MORE

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Calls for another EU infringement procedure against Hungary


A pro-government commentator scorns Hungary’s critics in the European Parliament, who are proposing yet another EU infringement procedure in response to Hungary’s coronavirus emergency act. Two liberal columnists suspect meanwhile that the government risks political and economic ostracization. READ MORE

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National Bank intervenes as Forint hits historic low


A centrist analyst contends that the sudden weakening of the Forint can be explained by fears over Hungary’s emergency laws rather than by economic factors, and therefore the stabilization of the Hungarian currency’s exchange rate requires the adjustment of the government’s rhetoric and legislation style. READ MORE

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Rival views on the EU


A left-wing and a conservative commentator offer diametrically opposing takes on the performance of the EU during the coronavirus epidemic. READ MORE

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Parliament passes coronavirus emergency bill


As parliament extends the validity of the special powers conferred on the government until the end of the virus emergency, a left-wing analyst approves the opposition’s strategy to refuse to cooperate with the government on the government’s terms. A pro-government columnist rejects accusations that the government wants to introduce a dictatorship. READ MORE

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Opposition accused of irresponsible behaviour


A conservative commentator accuses the opposition of opportunistic irresponsibility for refusing to support the government’s new law on extending the virus emergency. READ MORE

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Restrictions on movement to fight the virus pandemic


As the government announces a partial curfew in an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, commentators ponder the implications for the pandemic and the lives of ordinary Hungarians. READ MORE

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Automotive industry closing plants


As all big automobile produces have suspended production in Hungary, the CEO off an important subcontractor of many of them warns that the coronavirus epidemic puts Hungary’s automotive industry in dire danger. READ MORE

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Government accused of plotting against opposition media


A left-wing commentator thinks that the new ‘fake news bill’ will add to the troubles of the non-government-sponsored media. A right-wing author argues that the bill simply meets the requirements of a nationwide health emergency. READ MORE

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