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Economists suggest broad rescue spending

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

As the government is already spending hundreds of billions to blunt the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on welfare, financial experts suggest vast spending programmes to rescue Hungary’s human capital. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s emergency act

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Weeklies and the weekend editions of the dailies are sharply divided over the wider political implications and international repercussions of the government’s emergency laws approved by Parliament on Monday. READ MORE

National Bank intervenes as Forint hits historic low

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

A centrist analyst contends that the sudden weakening of the Forint can be explained by fears over Hungary’s emergency laws rather than by economic factors, and therefore the stabilization of the Hungarian currency’s exchange rate requires the adjustment of the government’s rhetoric and legislation style. READ MORE

Rival views on the EU

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

A left-wing and a conservative commentator offer diametrically opposing takes on the performance of the EU during the coronavirus epidemic. READ MORE

Parliament passes coronavirus emergency bill

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

As parliament extends the validity of the special powers conferred on the government until the end of the virus emergency, a left-wing analyst approves the opposition’s strategy to refuse to cooperate with the government on the government’s terms. A pro-government columnist rejects accusations that the government wants to introduce a dictatorship. READ MORE

Opposition accused of irresponsible behaviour

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

A conservative commentator accuses the opposition of opportunistic irresponsibility for refusing to support the government’s new law on extending the virus emergency. READ MORE

Restrictions on movement to fight the virus pandemic

Monday, March 30th, 2020

As the government announces a partial curfew in an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, commentators ponder the implications for the pandemic and the lives of ordinary Hungarians. READ MORE

Automotive industry closing plants

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

As all big automobile produces have suspended production in Hungary, the CEO off an important subcontractor of many of them warns that the coronavirus epidemic puts Hungary’s automotive industry in dire danger. READ MORE

Government accused of plotting against opposition media

Friday, March 27th, 2020

A left-wing commentator thinks that the new ‘fake news bill’ will add to the troubles of the non-government-sponsored media. A right-wing author argues that the bill simply meets the requirements of a nationwide health emergency. READ MORE

President Áder criticised for staying silent

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

A left-liberal author finds it incomprehensible that the President of the Republic has not yet deemed it necessary to address the nation in the midst of the unprecedented virus emergency. READ MORE