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Russia cuts oil supplies

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

The crude oil flow through the Friendship II pipeline has been suspended for six days. A business website weighs the options that remain open to Hungary. READ MORE

Fuel price cap scheme narrowed down

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

An investment banker thinks that fuel consumption is unlikely to recede as long as most Hungarians still have access to cheap petrol.

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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

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

Experts comment on food price caps

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

A leading liberal outlet believes the government may have made mistakes by capping the prices of basic food products, but by and large, the decision seems rational from an electoral point of view. READ MORE

Government caps price of basic foodstuffs

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Opposition-leaning outlets lambast the decision announced by the Prime Minister to freeze the price of white sugar, white flour, milk, chicken breasts, pork shanks and sunflower oil at October levels. The move follows a similar government freeze imposed on fuel prices in November, after inflation hit a 14 year high of 7.4 per cent. READ MORE

Left-wing weeklies on the freezing of fuel prices

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Two left-wing weeklies condemn the government in unison for freezing the prices of petrol and diesel. READ MORE

Restrictions on movement to fight the virus pandemic

Monday, March 30th, 2020

As the government announces a partial curfew in an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, commentators ponder the implications for the pandemic and the lives of ordinary Hungarians. READ MORE

The war around utility tariffs

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The planned legislation on a 10% reduction in all utility prices for households is described as a popular but risky move by business analysts, while partisan commentators criticise or praise it according to their political affiliations. READ MORE

Government cuts energy prices

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Pro-government commentators welcome the government’s plan to nationalize gas providers and reduce energy prices. The leading left-wing daily, on the other hand, cautions against what it calls anti-market measures. READ MORE