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PM predicts tough months ahead for hospitals

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

As Prime Minister Orbán announces unprecedented wage hikes for physicians and warns that the second wave of the pandemic will be deeper and longer than the first one, a centrist analyst warns that the COVID pandemic could get out of control if the government and the public do not take more severe precautions. READ MORE

Debate over rule of law continues

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of waging a propaganda war in its handling of EU criticism of the rule of law in Hungary. Pro-government pundits, on the other hand, think that the EU’s criticism originates from the domestic opposition, and is being used to blackmail the country. READ MORE

EU rescue fund’s rule of law conditionality watered down

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

A centrist economic analyst contends that the German proposal eases the rule of law conditionality of access to the EU coronavirus EU recovery funds. He finds it unlikely that Hungary and Poland can be punished with the suspension of their EU funding. READ MORE

Moody’s upgrades Hungary’s outlook to positive

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

A conservative economist sees Moody’s decision to upgrade Hungary’s growth outlook as an acknowledgement of the correct economic path followed by the government. READ MORE

Opposition hopes pinned on COVID crisis

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Critics of the government believe that a protracted COVID crisis and its impact on the economy might give the opposition a chance to send the government packing. READ MORE

Budapest’s tourist industry in crisis

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

The official overseeing tourism and festivals in the capital warns that many hotels and restaurants will be unable to withstand another six months without tourists in Budapest. READ MORE

Government extends loan repayment moratorium

Monday, September 21st, 2020

A pro-government commentator praises the Prime Minister for his bold measures to mitigate the economic effects of the pandemic. The leading online business news site also welcomes the government’s decision to extend the loan repayment moratorium. READ MORE

Government caps coronavirus test price

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

As the government sets a maximum charge for coronavirus private tests and the opposition demands that they be provided completely free of charge, a liberal commentator deems capped prices harmful. READ MORE

Prospects of Hungarian economic recovery

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

A conservative economist welcomes efforts by the government and the National Bank to boost the economy. A left-wing commentator fears that Hungary may pay a high price for the new foreign currency loans taken by the government. READ MORE

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