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Prospects of economic recovery

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

A left-wing economist fears that the growing public debt will undermine the economic recovery after the coronavirus crisis. A conservative analyst, on the other hand, points out that Hungarian average wages dropped the least in the EU, while the increase in public debt has also remained lower than the EU average. READ MORE

May 1 celebrations without critical mass

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the needs of poor Hungarians. A pro-government columnist thinks that the government has done much more for Hungarian employees than left-wing governments. READ MORE

Wages increased by over 10 per cent for the fourth year in a row

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

A pro-government economist welcomes the government’s efforts to raise wages. A left-wing analyst, on the other hand, thinks that low wages entrench inequality in Hungary. READ MORE

Parliament approves Overtime Bill

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Interpreting Wednesday’s street disturbances after the vote on the Overtime Bill, pro-government commentators accuse the opposition of violating democratic norms, while a left-wing and a liberal columnist think that extra-Parliamentary action is necessary for the opposition to challenge the government. READ MORE

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