Entries RSS Feed Share Send to Facebook Tweet This Accessible version

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

EU seen as a lame duck

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Two strongly pro-government commentators think that the coronavirus emergency will further weaken the EU and increase the importance of nation-states. READ MORE

Government announces loan repayment moratorium

Friday, March 20th, 2020

A pro-government commentator welcomes the government’s plan to help Hungarian families and businesses survive the financial problems the coronavirus pandemic is sure to bring. A left-wing pundit calls for more government action to protect jobs. READ MORE

Economic shock from coronavirus

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

An economist writing on Hungary’s leading independent business site calls for immediate intervention by the government and national bank to stimulate the economy and mitigate the economic shocks resulting from the coronavirus emergency. READ MORE

The state of the economy in 2019

Monday, December 30th, 2019

The leading pro-government dailies find Hungary’s economic performance on schedule to meet the government’s target of reaching the EU GDP average by 2032. READ MORE

Christmas consumer spending skyrockets

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

A pro-government economist interprets record end of year spending as a proof of Hungary’s prosperity. A left-wing commentator criticizes untrammelled consumerism. READ MORE

Democracy deemed to be under growing pressure

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

A leading Hungarian economist of the IMF and the World Bank predicts that discontent with democratic capitalism will increase, and people will turn against the ‘elites that betrayed them’. READ MORE

Skirmish between Varga and Matolcsy

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

As the Minister of Finance and the President of the National Bank disagree on monetary policy, left-wing and pro-government analysts offer diametrically opposing views on the state of the Hungarian economy. 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

Chancellor Merkel meets PM Orbán

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

A pro-government commentator takes Chancellor Merkel’s ‘placatory tone’ as an indication of Hungary’s increasing political weight and economic success. A left-wing pundit accuses Chancellor Merkel of compromising on core values in order to preserve economic ties between Hungary and Germany. READ MORE