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Inflation hits 24.5 percent in December

Saturday, January 21st, 2023

As year-on-year inflation breaks another record, economists wonder if rapidly rising prices have any potential benefit. READ MORE

National Consultation on EU sanctions concluded

Friday, January 20th, 2023

A pro-government lawyer interprets the results of the National Consultation on EU sanctions as clear endorsement of the government’s policies. A left-wing columnist thinks that the whole national consultation exercise is nothing but a costly propaganda tool. READ MORE

Energy crisis is not over

Saturday, January 7th, 2023

A conservative and a liberal columnist fear that Europe and Hungary will face an even bigger energy crisis this year than last. READ MORE

Energy price compensation for local councils

Thursday, January 5th, 2023

A pro-government commentator lambasts the Democratic Coalition for alleging that the government denies energy price compensation subsidies to districts that elected left-wing mayors. READ MORE

Government imposes ‘extra profit’ tax on fuel suppliers

Friday, December 9th, 2022

As the government slaps a windfall tax on fuel suppliers, a former left-wing politician calls on the government to compensate families for higher fuel prices. A pro-government columnist accuses the Left of demagogic opportunism. READ MORE

Dispute over energy dependency and sovereignty

Friday, October 14th, 2022

A left-wing and a pro-government commentator ponder how the EU can improve its energy sovereignty by diversifying gas and oil imports. READ MORE

War of words over Ukraine conflict

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Pundits from all sides of the political spectrum ponder the implications and use of EU sanctions on Russia and the ‘national consultation’ the Hungarian government has called to discuss them. READ MORE

Blame game over Nord Stream gas leaks

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

A left-wing and a pro-government columnist offer diametrically opposite explanations of the attack on both Nord Stream pipelines. They both fear, however, that the underwater explosions are a harbinger of bigger conflicts ahead. READ MORE

Fears of recession

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

A leading economic analyst fears that the combination of rapidly growing inflation, high energy prices and an economic slowdown in Germany may cause a deep recession in Hungary as well. READ MORE

Government reduces gas use in public buildings

Monday, September 12th, 2022

The leading online business media outlet comments on the government’s decision to save heating gas as another indication that the European energy crisis has deep implications for Hungary too. READ MORE