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Fears over 2020 EU funding cuts


The leading online economic daily comments on the draft EU budget plans, and suspects that the EU will use carrots to lure Hungary into the Eurozone. A pro-government commentator thinks that the core EU states do not respect the sovereignty of other members at all. READ MORE

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Hungary beefs up its defence capability


A pro-government analyst thinks that Europe is unlikely to set up its own independent defence force any time soon, which make it reasonable for Hungary to upgrade its own army. READ MORE

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Standard & Poor’s upgrades Hungary


A pro-government commentator interprets Hungary’s upgrade as acknowledgement of the government’s good performance. His left-wing counterpart downplays the importance of the credit rating. READ MORE

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Left-Jobbik alliance under fire


As PM Orbán and the President of the World Jewish Congress express mutual dismay over the prospect of an electoral alliance between the left-liberal side and Jobbik, commentators reassess the chances of that co-operation. READ MORE

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Record GDP growth in 2018


Commenting on the official announcement which puts the growth of Hungary’s Gross Domestic Product at 4.8 per cent last year, commentators predict a moderate slowdown, while recognising that the growth figures eventually surpassed even the optimistic forecasts. READ MORE

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Conflicting assessments of the PM’s ’baby boom plan’


Left-wing analysts suggest the Prime Minister’s 7 point ’family protection plan’ is aimed at taking back the political initiative, while a pro-government pundit thinks it opens a new paradigm – and not just in Hungary. READ MORE

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Hopes for a compromise on science reform


As the government endorses a compromise proposed by a group of conservative professors to bridge the controversy over the planned reform of research, opinions continue to clash over the planned changes. READ MORE

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Mike Pompeo’s visit to Budapest


The left-wing nationwide daily reports that Hungary has soothed Washington’s concerns over Russian and Chinese ‘penetration’ with promises to boost economic and military cooperation with the United States. READ MORE

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PM Orbán’s State of Hungary Address


Pro-government columnists praise the Prime Minister’s cash and loan package incentives to generate what he hopes will be a ‘baby boom’ as an unprecedented effort to overcome demographic decline. Business sites suggest that many details of the plan still have to be worked out.  READ MORE

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Controversy over research reform plans


As the government plans a radical overhaul of the structure of scientific research, a historian critical of the government calls for a concerted protest against those plans, while his pro-government colleague accuses him of harbouring anti-democratic intentions. READ MORE

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