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Commentators weigh up the weaknesses of opposition and government

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Analysts are busy assessing how much credibility the government has lost due to its two successive adjustment packages, and whether the divided opposition will be able to  capitalize on the Prime Minister’s supposed weakening. READ MORE

Reactions to Matolcsy package 2.0

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The leading right-wing daily claims that the new austerity measures are the result of “IMF blackmail,” while its counterpart on the left suggests that either Matolcsy has difficulties with numbers or he lied when he announced his first package. READ MORE

Disappointment following a postponed teachers’ pay raise

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Left-of-centre, centrist and pro-government commentators are all appalled by the sudden move announced as part of a 400 billion HUF fiscal package READ MORE

Viktor Orbán’s debt-saving package

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Left-wing commentators accuse Orbán of sending an anti-market message with the six point plan outlined in Parliament on Monday. A pro-government pundit acknowledges the risks of such an unorthodox strategy, but finds the proposals fair and reasonable. READ MORE