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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

No peace in sight in Ukraine

Friday, August 26th, 2022

A pro-government commentator excludes the possibility of a just peace in Ukraine. Meanwhile, he warns that the worst is still ahead, and not just for Ukrainians. READ MORE

Fears of potential Hungarian default

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Economic analysts across the political spectrum comment on opposition suggestions about a looming default.

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Weeklies on inflation and the Forint

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Weeklies across the political spectrum ponder the causes and possible remedies of steep inflation and the weak Forint. READ MORE

Inflation higher, growth rate lower than expected

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Economists across the political spectrum investigate the causes and possible remedies of soaring inflation. READ MORE

Government extends price caps

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Pro-government analysts welcome the government’s decision to keep prices down as a pragmatic social policy at a time of rapid inflation. Left-wing and liberal commentators see price caps as political tools with few economic benefits. READ MORE

‘Don’t panic!’ – Reactions to the war in Ukraine

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

A left-wing commentator calls on Hungarians not to lose their heads, as many start getting rid of their Forints, queuing up for passports, and piling up iodine pills. READ MORE

An alt-left take on food price caps

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

An alt-left commentator calls on the Left to offer even broader and more systematic price controls to defend Hungarians suffering from pro-market economic policies which favour multinational companies. READ MORE

Former National Bank President predicts restrictions 

Saturday, January 8th, 2022

György Surányi, who served as President of the National Bank under a socialist-liberal government in the 1990s, sees monetary and fiscal restrictions as necessary. A pro-government economist dismisses the suggestion and accuses Surányi of serving foreign interests. READ MORE

Mortgage interest rates capped

Friday, December 24th, 2021

The leading independent online business news outlet doubts that the government’s decision to freeze mortgage interest rates will help to keep surging inflation at bay. READ MORE