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Dispute over overtime

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Commenting on a bill to extend overtime limits, a left-wing columnist accuses the government of selling Hungarian workers out to multinational business interests. READ MORE

BMW to open factory in Debrecen

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

A left-wing columnist fears that the new BMW factory announced in Debrecen will not benefit Hungary. A pro-government economist finds such suggestions absurd, and welcomes the opening of the new car plant. READ MORE

Mayday ruminations on the poor

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

A left-wing commentator calls on NGOs to enlighten impoverished Fidesz voters about their real interests, and explain to them how the government is acting against them. A conservative columnist, on the other hand, calls the government’s workfare program a huge success. READ MORE

Wages expected to grow fast

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

An independent HR expert summarizes a new survey according to which wages will continue to surge in 2018, and suggests that this may slow down emigration. READ MORE

Labour shortage seen as a threat to economic growth

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

A left-wing policy analyst acknowledges that the Hungarian economy has performed well recently, but warns that future growth may be severely limited by the labour shortage. READ MORE

Pensioners offered special employment scheme

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

A conservative economist welcomes the government’s efforts to help the flexible employment of Hungarians of retirement age. READ MORE

Hungary plans 2.5 per cent GDP growth

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Commentators disagree sharply on Hungary’s economic growth potential. READ MORE

Ruminations on Hungary’s economic challenges

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

A left-wing sociologist thinks that the government has failed to improve welfare in Hungary. A pro-government economist contends that the Orbán government has been successful in boosting the economy and faces only ‘minor challenges’. READ MORE

Government ponders payroll tax cut

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Two economists doubt that the government’s plan to reduce payroll taxes would help boost the economy and improve employment.  READ MORE

Growing GDP amid increasing shortage of manpower

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

A pro-government analyst is confident that growth rates of 3 to 5 per cent are attainable in the foreseeable future, while a left-wing commentator thinks that the shortage of manpower will cause serious problems. READ MORE