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SPAR food store chain at war with the government

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

Opinions diverge on the conflict between the Dutch-based food retail chain and the Hungarian government. READ MORE

Government sees EU funds as important but not vital

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

While the competent cabinet minister says Hungary must learn to live without EU transfers in the long run anyway, a left-wing commentator believes that those funds could solve the country’s most burning financial problems. READ MORE

Government imposes ‘extra profit’ tax on fuel suppliers

Friday, December 9th, 2022

As the government slaps a windfall tax on fuel suppliers, a former left-wing politician calls on the government to compensate families for higher fuel prices. A pro-government columnist accuses the Left of demagogic opportunism. READ MORE

A left-wing take on Hungarian-US tax treaty

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

A left-wing commentator believes that the US will do whatever it can to pressurize Hungary to approve the global minimum corporate tax. He believes that it’s introduction would benefit Hungary. READ MORE

Washington to end tax treaty with Hungary

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

As the US announces the termination of double tax treaty with Hungary, the leading pro-government daily agrees with the government that it is crucial for Hungary to keep corporate taxes low. READ MORE

Hungary vetoes global corporate minimum tax

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

A conservative economist agrees with the government that the introduction of the global minimum tax would harm the economic interests of Hungary and Europe. His left-wing counterpart, on the other hand, thinks that tax hikes would benefit workers and would help the government balance the budget. READ MORE

Ryanair and government trade barbs

Friday, June 17th, 2022

A moderately pro-government news site writes that Ryanair’s CEO has been given a tough but fair answer to his harsh criticism of the new windfall tax imposed on airlines. READ MORE

Authorities launch probe into Ryanair

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

A left-wing commentator dismisses as futile the government’s effort to find out if Ryanair was justified in transferring its windfall tax onto passengers. READ MORE

Rumours about EU plans to tax Russian oil

Friday, June 10th, 2022

Commenting on the alleged plan to impose a heavy European import duty on Russian oil, a conservative thinks that the EU would harm its own unity if it circumvents a member state’s right to veto collective decisions. READ MORE

Government submits draft budget for 2023

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of proposing an illegitimate and extremely restrictive budget for 2023. His pro-government counterpart argues that the government will keep energy prices down and welfare spending high. READ MORE