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3rd quarter growth hits 5 per cent

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Reacting to record breaking growth statistics, a left-wing columnist predicts that the growth curb has reached its peak and expects slower growth next year. READ MORE

EU plans to cut cohesion funds

Monday, May 14th, 2018

A liberal EU expert contends that PM Orbán has become a major player on the European level and doesn’t have to fear European fund cuts. Another liberal columnist calls on the government to strengthen strategic cooperation with other member states in the dispute over the proposed EU budget. READ MORE

EU budget draft unveiled

Friday, May 4th, 2018

A pro-government commentator finds a plan by Brussels to punish Hungary through budget cuts outrageous. A left-wing columnist predicts that Hungary will pay a high price for PM Orbán’s disputes with the EU. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s talks in Brussels

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

As Prime Minister Orbán meets the leaders of the European People’s Party, a left-wing columnist believes that European conservatives may reprimand PM Orbán for his illiberal policies. A pro-government commentator dismisses such speculation, and calls on the EU not to punish Hungary and Poland by limiting their access to cohesion funds. READ MORE

EU ponders a linkage between structural funds and asylum-seekers

Monday, February 26th, 2018

As Chancellor Merkel proposes that EU structural funds should be contingent on accepting the redistribution of asylum-seekers, conservative commentators accuse her, as well as the EU, of blackmail. READ MORE

Profit transfers higher than EU subsidies

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

A university lecturer argues that it would be unfair if the European Union were to introduce new political conditions for regional and cohesion subsidies to continue beyond 2020. His contribution is part of a debate over calculations by the French leftwing star economist Tomas Piketty, who wrote that on aggregate Hungary and the rest of the Visegrád countries are the losers of the ‘free market access for development subsidies’ system operated by the European Union. READ MORE

New OLAF complaint against Hungary

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of using corruption allegations to veil their own misdeeds, after they urged the publication of a report by the anti-fraud office of the European Union which found irregularities in a project worth 40 million Euros. READ MORE

The state of economy at the end of 2017

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Two conservative economists look back on the a record of the Hungarian economy in 2017, and speculate about its prospects in 2018. READ MORE

Germany ponders cutting funds for EU rule breakers

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

As Germany looks into freezing the EU funding of countries that violate the rule of law, a left-wing columnist supposes that the government might quit the EU if no EU funds were forthcoming. A liberal commentator suggests that it is unlikely that such punitive mechanisms will be implemented. READ MORE

Fidesz MP accused of being graft ring Voldemort

Monday, August 8th, 2016

A left-wing commentator believes that it would be extremely difficult to cover up the latest corruption scandal probably involving a Fidesz MP. READ MORE