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Szajlai strikes back


A conservative columnist urges the government to reach an agreement with the IMF, and implicitly rejects an official communique condemning his critical stance on the government’s economic policy.

Prospects of Hungarian economic recovery


A conservative economist welcomes efforts by the government and the National Bank to boost the economy. A left-wing commentator fears that Hungary may pay a high price for the new foreign currency loans taken by the government.

Dispute over household savings and spending


Pro-government economists praise the government for incentivizing domestic spending. A left-wing analyst, on the other hand, fears that Hungarian families will soon face difficulties and have to cut back on spending.

Donald Trump seen as Hungary’s friend  


A pro-government commentator suggests that Hungary would benefit from the re-election of President Trump in November. He calls Prime Minister Orbán a strategic and ideological ally of the US President.

Dispute over government’s economic measures


A pro-government and an independent economist find the government’s economic incentives to kick-start the economy reasonable and well-balanced. A former liberal minister and a left-wing commentator, on the other hand, accuse the government of mismanaging the economic crisis. A centrist analyst predicts that after the health emergency, the government will ...

GDP growth just below 5 per cent


A pro-government journalist praises government policy, but admits that Hungary’s high growth rate is also due to external factors.

Additional investment in health care deemed indispensable


A business analyst believes that despite strong attacks on the government for the sad state of the public health service, all political sides actually agree on the necessity to spend more on health care.

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.

Moody’s keeps Hungarian credit rating unchanged


A conservative economist criticizes the credit rating company Moody’s for not upgrading Hungary’s rating. A left-wing commentator explains Moody’s decision with the still high volume of public debt.

Hungarian GDP grows by 4.7 per cent


As the Central Statistical Office reports first quarter GDP data, analysts across the political spectrum wonder if fast growth can be maintained in the long run, and whether the Forint will weaken against the Euro.