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New retail bond highly popular

Friday, June 14th, 2019

A pro-government commentator describes the government’s new retail bond scheme as a huge success. A left-leaning analyst, on the other hand, finds it controversial that tax revenue is used to pay for the favorable interest rates. READ MORE

The paradox of low wages

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

A business commentator points out that the low wage level which has so far boosted investment in Hungary is becoming increasingly problematic for companies, as many qualified workers leave the country. He suggests that the government should intervene in order to increase wages and maintain Hungary’s competitiveness. READ MORE

Greek lessons after Tsipras resigns

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Commentators across the political spectrum wonder whether Greek PM Tsipras’ decision to step down is a tactical stunt or an admission of failure. They also ponder its implications for sovereignty and austerity. READ MORE

Tourism boosts rents

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

As the number of tourists arriving in Hungary hits record highs and online rental websites become increasingly popular, a columnist calls for stricter tax inspection and better regulation of the privately rented appartments. READ MORE

1300 billion for rural development

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

A pro-government commentator hopes that a new programme funded by the European Union will finally halt the progressive depopulation of rural Hungary. READ MORE

Churches criticised amidst migration wave

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

A liberal weekly accuses the Christian churches of ignoring migrants who need help. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks that churches do help to temper anti-immigrant sentiments. A conservative columnist believes that the Left was wrong to suggest that the government wants to stir up xenophobia. READ MORE

Conservatives on ‘EU solidarity deficit’

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

A right-wing columnist thinks that the EU lacks the solidarity which would be essential to set up a common migration framework. Another pro-government commentator fears that the current legislative framework helps western European countries to selectively admit highly skilled migrants – and return the rest to the peripheries of the EU. READ MORE

Migration debate rolls on

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Weeklies and dailies ponder the moral and practical implications of the government’s migration policies and the Left’s stance. In the increasingly desperate ideological battle, both sides deploy heavy moral artillery. READ MORE

Employment figures improve

Friday, July 31st, 2015

As the employment rate increases to a 23 year high, pro-government and conservative columnists think that the Orbán government is on target to achieve its main employment objectives. A left-wing columnist, however, believes the employment picture is less rosy than the government claims. READ MORE

Call for European action on migration

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

A conservative columnist thinks that migration flows will force the European Left to reconsider its relation to the developing world, and abandon its former advocacy of  anti-colonialist ideologies. READ MORE