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Hungary exits EU excessive deficit procedure

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Left-wing columnists fear further austerity measures. A pro-government pundit notes that although the excessive deficit procedure has been lifted, the government should not expect an end to criticism from the EU. A conservative commentator, on the other hand, hopes that Fidesz will call a truce with the EU. READ MORE

Further tax hikes

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Commentators across the political spectrum wonder about the possible reasons behind the restrictions announced by the Minister of the Economy. READ MORE

Government facing floods, EU criticism and opposition

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Commentators don’t refrain from political remarks while tens of thousands of volunteers, leading politicians among them, help professionals build temporary defences against the highest water levels the Danube has seen. READ MORE

EDP exit seen as a step towards Orbán’s reelection

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Commentators and political analysts ponder the prospects of the Hungarian economy and the chances of government projects as the country is likely to soon exit the EU excessive deficit procedure. READ MORE

Excessive deficit procedure against Hungary to be lifted

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Right-wing commentators celebrate Hungary’s exit from the EU excessive deficit procedure, which they interpret as an acknowledgment of the government’s performance. Left-wing pundits, on the other hand, believe that the EU pressurized Orbán into submission, and fear that the Hungarian economy will not grow any time soon. READ MORE

Government proposes surplus tax on advertisements

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The leading left liberal daily contends that the government wants to silence its critics by imposing an advertisement tax on media outlets. A right-wing blogger wonders why the government is punishing Hungarian media companies rather then helping them. READ MORE

EU not to ease pressure on Hungary

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Commentators from left to right believe that the EU is unlikely to lift the excessive deficit procedure imposed on Hungary, and agree that its motives are political. A pro-government commentator says there are foreign interests behind the pessimistic EU forecast, while both a left-wing editorial and a business columnist interpret the move as a warning to Hungary. READ MORE

EU budget deal: A Hungarian perspective

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Commentators from across the political spectrum agree that the government has managed to increase the sum originally allocated to Hungary in the 2014-2020 EU budget. They also agree however that more effective EU integration would require far more money. READ MORE

Next year’s budget passed

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

A pro-government columnist welcomes the new budget but warns that the deficit target may not be easy to meet. READ MORE

IMF agreement delayed again

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

A leading pro-government columnist says that while Hungary does not need an IMF loan, negotiations should continue next year. READ MORE