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Hungary in the second wave of the pandemic

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

As the numbers of new coronavirus infections surge and the government introduces new measures to contain the epidemic, analysts urge more social distancing and testing. READ MORE

Hungary introduces border restrictions

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

As the government announces tough border restrictions, pundits across the political spectrum wonder if Hungary can avoid a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE

Government accused of meanness

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

A left-wing author condemns the government’s frugal policy in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, while a business website ponders whether monetary easing can be expected when public deficits reach record levels. READ MORE

Weeklies on EU recovery fund deal

Monday, July 27th, 2020

The weeklies, and the weekend editions of the dailies ponder the broader implications of the EU recovery fund and the next 7 year budget. Liberal analysts see it as a step towards a more unified Europe, while a Marxist philosopher interprets it as the end of the European dream. Conservative commentators interpret the deal as a great victory for Prime Minister Orbán. READ MORE

More debates on EU rule of law conditionality

Friday, July 24th, 2020

A centrist and a conservative analyst believe that the EU recovery fund agreement offers powerful tools for the European Council to punish countries found guilty of violating basic EU norms. READ MORE

Short term rentals to be restricted

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Hungary’s leading online financial media outlet ponders the unintended consequences of restrictions imposed on short term rentals as announced by the government and the city of Budapest. READ MORE

Hungarian wages in a regional comparison

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

The leading online business media outlet contends that despite a surge in the Romanian average wage, Hungarian households with children still have a higher disposable income, due to tax benefits offered for families. READ MORE

A new strategy at the Hungarian National Bank?

Friday, June 12th, 2020

An independent analyst suspects that the National Bank has abandoned its policy of keeping interest rates down at any price, in an effort to stabilize the exchange rate of the Forint. READ MORE

Dispute over government’s economic measures

Monday, April 20th, 2020

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 face tremendous difficulties in managing the economy. READ MORE

Recession deemed inevitable

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

The leading online financial news outlet contends that there is a huge variation in GDP estimates for 2020, but all analysts agree that the Hungarian economy will shrink this year, followed by a sharp rebound in 2021. READ MORE