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PM Orbán’s pledges to reindustrialize Hungary

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

A left-wing commentator contends that instead of boosting industrial output, the government should help the service sector. A conservative economist on the other hand notes that reindustrialization is in fashion both in the EU and in the US. READ MORE

Number of Hungarians in the UK ‘grossly exaggerated’

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Magyar Nemzet condemns rumours about an alleged million Hungarians having left their country for Great Britain as vulgar and false electoral propaganda. The Hungarian citizens working in the United Kingdom number about 150 thousand. READ MORE

Hungary’s structural economic dilemmas

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Analysts from right across the political spectrum warn that Hungary should focus more on economic sectors with higher added value, for wages and demand to catch up with western European levels. First and foremost, they believe, the government needs to help Hungarian investors and spend more on education. READ MORE

GDP growth exceeds expectations

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

A left-wing daily admits that the figure is impressive but notes that it is mostly due to multinational car manufacturers and EU funded construction projects. A pro-government daily ridicules the left for celebrating the EU and trying to explain away the upswing in the Hungarian economy. READ MORE

EU recognizes favourable growth forecasts

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Commenting on recent statistics, a pro-government economist contends that PM Orbán has been successful in consolidating the Hungarian economy. The leading left-wing daily cites data from the building industry to underpin its view that the government’s policies have mostly failed. READ MORE

Orbán’s initiative to boost employment

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Commentators on the right, the left and in the centre all agree that the new 10-point “employment protection” programme is a step in the right direction, but the latter warn that costs are not covered by planned adjustments to the budget. READ MORE