Category Archives: György Matolcsy

Hungary-IMF Talks: Central Bank Law, Check?

Last week’s most puzzling political development had to be the inexplicable news that Minister of National Economy György Matolcsy submitted a newly-amended central bank law for vote before the parliament. What exactly was inexplicable about it? The newly amended version … Continue reading

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After Downgrade by Moody’s, Hungarian Government Gets Reality Check from Panel of Economic Advisors

Yet again, the timing was very awkward. Earlier on the same day, György Matolcsy, Hungary’s Minister of National Economy, was delivering on his patriotic duty to tell tall tales. In fact, on that particular day, Matolcsy went as far as … Continue reading

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How the Hungarian Government Decided to Go to the IMF

You may have sensed that the announcement on last Thursday that the Hungarian government wants to resume talks with the IMF was a shock to the system. I can say with certainty that it was a shock to my system. … Continue reading

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Hungarian Government Asks for IMF Line of Credit

“If the IMF comes back, I am leaving,” Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister was quoted to say just a few days ago. Since he ascended to power, fierce opposition to international organizations was the hallmark policy of his government, devised both … Continue reading

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Hungarian News Digest – Oct. 15, 2011

Hungarian far-right appointed to operate theater, György Matolcsy’s 750,000 HUF/month advisor, consequences of hate crimes and homelessness: covering the first half of October, here’s another edition of the short-format collection of Contrarian Hungarian news otherwise known as the Hungarian News … Continue reading

Posted in English-language Hungarian news, Fidesz, Gyöngyöspata, György Matolcsy, hate crimes in Hungary, Hungarian far-right, Hungarian government, Hungarian News Digest, Hungarian Roma, Hungary, Jobbik, Magyar Sziget 2011, neo-nazis in Hungary, New Theater (Új Színház) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hungarian Protest Art Competition: What Else Could Viktor Orbán Get His Hands On?

The election of their government brought them such tragic results that many Hungarians decided to channel their frustration into a competition of an entirely different kind. One Million for the Freedom of Press in Hungary – a civic organization demanding the … Continue reading

Posted in György Matolcsy, Hungarian parliament, Hungary, Pál Schmitt, Péter Szijjártó, protest art, Viktor Orbán | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments