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Pros and cons of the Euro

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

As the Forint weakens to an all-time low against key currencies, a liberal analyst thinks that the government has multiple reasons not to introduce the Euro. READ MORE

Public debt ratio lowest since 2008

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

A pro-government commentator welcomes the sinking debt ratio as strengthening Hungary’s position in international relations. READ MORE

Standard & Poor’s upgrades Hungary

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

A pro-government commentator interprets Hungary’s upgrade as acknowledgement of the government’s good performance. His left-wing counterpart downplays the importance of the credit rating. READ MORE

Moody’s keeps Hungarian credit rating unchanged

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

A conservative economist criticizes the credit rating company Moody’s for not upgrading Hungary’s rating. A left-wing commentator explains Moody’s decision with the still high volume of public debt. READ MORE

Conservative economist proposes individual treasury savings accounts

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

A pro-government economist calls for the National Bank to intervene in the savings market to encourage Hungarian families to buy government T-bonds rather than leaving their savings idle on commercial bank accounts. READ MORE

Hungarians less unhappy in 2017

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

A pro-government commentator rejoices over Hungary’s dramatically improved ranking in the annual World Happiness Report, but warns that half of the countries surveyed are still ahead of Hungary READ MORE

Third rating upgrade in sight

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Days ahead of the next report and likely upgrade of Hungary to investment category by Moody’s, a pro-government columnist thinks that the Hungarian economy is on the right path. Her left-wing counterpart complains about lacklustre growth.   READ MORE

Government plans zero budget deficit

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Centrist, conservative and pro-government columnists welcome the government’s plans to cut the deficit to zero by 2017 and thus reduce public debt. READ MORE

A left-wing take on the Greek crisis

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Népszabadság’s commentator describes the Greek crisis as a symptom of deteriorating future prospects in Europe. He warns that far right movements are likely to profit from Europe’s crisis.

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Forint to be a loser or winner of the Greek crisis?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

A pro-Greek economist believes Hungary’s debt burden is incomparably lighter than Greece’s, but it is unclear at the moment to what extent the markets will appreciate that difference. READ MORE