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Row over Hungarians leaving their country

Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

Right-wing commentators lambast left-liberals who see emigration as the only solution to what they see as the unbearable conditions in Hungary. READ MORE

Brain drain and emigration within Europe continues

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Two independent economic analysts commenting on an EU report on the brain drain recommend that the Hungarian government consider targeted tax cuts for young Hungarians to slow down emigration. A pro-government columnist likens pro-migration EU politicians to colonizers. READ MORE

Wage hikes may revert emigration

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

A liberal analyst thinks that although wages are still way higher in western Europe, Hungarians working there may still ponder returning home as salaries in Hungary have been steadily increasing for years now. READ MORE

Coming or Going? Net loss from emigration discussed

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

A pro-government columnist contends that emigration trends are reversing and an increasing number of Hungarians are returning home. The leading online financial journal suggests that Hungary’s migration balance is still negative. READ MORE

Opposition accused of distorting emigration data

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition parties of falsifying emigration statistics in order to criticize the government. READ MORE

Doubts about Hungary’s growth model

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

A conservative commentator thinks that the Hungarian economy cannot sustain growth in the long run as Hungarian firms cannot significantly increase wages to stop emigration and ease the labor shortage. READ MORE

1.2 million planning to work abroad?

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

A pro-government columnist has doubts about the figures released on the number of Hungarians contemplating emigration. READ MORE

Repatriation program attracts few expatriates

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

A conservative commentator thinks that emigration of young and educated Hungarians can only be reversed if the economic environment in Hungary is made more innovation friendly. READ MORE