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Dispute over government’s economic measures

Monday, April 20th, 2020

A pro-government and an independent economist find the government’s economic incentives to kick-start the economy reasonable and well-balanced. A former liberal minister and a left-wing commentator, on the other hand, accuse the government of mismanaging the economic crisis. A centrist analyst predicts that after the health emergency, the government will face tremendous difficulties in managing the economy. READ MORE

Economic shock from coronavirus

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

An economist writing on Hungary’s leading independent business site calls for immediate intervention by the government and national bank to stimulate the economy and mitigate the economic shocks resulting from the coronavirus emergency. 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

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

Doubts about Hungary’s growth model

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

A conservative commentator thinks that the Hungarian economy cannot sustain growth in the long run as Hungarian firms cannot significantly increase wages to stop emigration and ease the labor 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

Dispute over the economic implications of migration

Monday, August 14th, 2017

A conservative economist suspects that core EU states facilitate migration in order to import a cheap labour force. A liberal analyst dismisses the claim that migration is the biggest economic challenge, and recommends the government spend more on education. READ MORE

Ruminations on Hungary’s economic challenges

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

A left-wing sociologist thinks that the government has failed to improve welfare in Hungary. A pro-government economist contends that the Orbán government has been successful in boosting the economy and faces only ‘minor challenges’. READ MORE

Liberal pundit on brain drain

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

A liberal pundit agrees with Mihály Varga, Minister of National Economy that the brain drain is a serious problem for Hungary. He doubts, however, if the government can do much in the short run to slow down the exodus of skilled Hungarians by hiking the minimum wage. READ MORE