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EU and Mercosur agree on free trade

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

A left-wing columnist fears that the free trade deal between the EU and Latin American countries will harm the interests of agricultural producers in Europe and Hungary. READ MORE

Transatlantic free trade agreement criticized

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

A conservative columnist fears that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will increase the power of multinational firms and weaken the consistency of European agricultural and health policy. READ MORE

Arguments over protectionism

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

A conservative columnist argues in favour of economic protectionism and urges the government to introduce measures to support Hungarian companies. A left-wing pundit paints a grimmer picture and accuses the cabinet of corruption and incompetence. READ MORE

Fidesz accused of promoting oligarchs

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Left-wing commentators claim that the government leases large state-owned fields to its “oligarchs” at a reduced rate, instead of helping local family farms. Centrist analysts believe that the debate will create an opportunity for opposition parties to attract rural voters. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, finds such left-wing criticism deeply unconvincing. READ MORE

Debate erupts over GMOs

Monday, August 8th, 2011

The Hungarian government has ordered the destruction of hundreds of hectares of corn grown from genetically modified seeds, in order to retain Hungary’s GMO-free image. Although an unusual consensus reigns among political parties on the importance of  GMO-free agriculture, the press debates the economic and health related issues at stake. READ MORE