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Public deficit higher than expected

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

A business analyst questions official claims that 2023 was a better year for the budget than 2022. READ MORE

Budapest Mayor holds online ’residents’ assembly’

Friday, June 9th, 2023

A pro-government commentator dismisses the online opinion poll launched by the Mayor as a scam. READ MORE

Next year’s budget deficit revised upwards

Saturday, December 31st, 2022

A left-wing commentator lambasts the Fiscal Council of Hungary, which has approved the amendments to next year’s budget, albeit with several reservations. READ MORE

Parliament passes 2023 budget

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

An economic analyst predicts that the 2023 approved by Parliament on Tuesday will need to be revised several times due to global economic uncertainties. READ MORE

Inflation higher, growth rate lower than expected

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Economists across the political spectrum investigate the causes and possible remedies of soaring inflation. READ MORE

National Bank President urges fiscal readjustment

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

In an opinion piece in the main pro-government daily, National Bank president György Matolcsy warns that a high public deficit and the worsening trade balance make Hungary vulnerable to international financial shocks and demands swift action. READ MORE

National Bank raises base rate

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Commenting on the rate hike announced by the National Bank on Tuesday, a left-wing columnist interprets National Bank President Matolcsy’s criticism of overspending as a declaration of war on the government. READ MORE

Tentative plans for a ‘retirement bond’

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

A left-wing commentator supports the idea of a government bond that would stimulate savings to complement future old-age pensions. READ MORE

Rule of law controversy drags on

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

As Prime Minister Orbán and his Polish counterpart say they are waiting for a compromise on the debate over the rule of law conditionality of EU payments, commentators on both sides of the political divide ponder the implications. READ MORE

No resolution in sight in clash with EU

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Commentators ponder whether a compromise is possible in the feud pitting Hungary and Poland against the majority of the EU member countries, over plans to make Union payments to member countries conditional on rule of law compliance. READ MORE