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Public finance deficit reached 6.7 percent in 2024

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Based on the final 2024 deficit figures released on Tuesday, a business analyst predicts public expenditure cuts as the government intends to continue reducing the public debt rate. READ MORE

Weeklies on the prospects of the Hungarian economy in 2024

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Liberal commentators think the economy is in a trap as it must choose between high inflation or stagnation. Pro-government economists predict moderate but steady growth. READ MORE

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

Public deficit forecast to reach 5.2 percent of GDP

Friday, October 6th, 2023

A left-wing analyst blames the government for higher-than-expected inflation and public deficit. READ MORE

Government sees EU funds as important but not vital

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

While the competent cabinet minister says Hungary must learn to live without EU transfers in the long run anyway, a left-wing commentator believes that those funds could solve the country’s most burning financial problems. 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

Government makes 350 billion forint budget readjustment

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

A left-wing columnist accuses the government of overspending ahead of the 2022 April election. A conservative economist, on the other hand, finds the government’s economic path sound and reasonable. READ MORE

Left-wing concerns about public deficit

Friday, November 19th, 2021

A left-wing columnist questions government statements about the health of public finances – echoing alarm expressed by the President of the National Bank over high government expenditures. 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

Public deficit at 9 percent seen as the lesser evil

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

A pro-government commentator concedes that last year’s public deficit was extremely high, but in the midst of the pandemic, the government had no other sensible option than to help businesses keep afloat. READ MORE