Category Archives: IMF

Political Discourse in Hungary (Part 3) – The Economic Theories of László Bogár

On March 15, many Hungarians found Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán’s speech overly combative – the Hungarian government’s international allies were without a doubt outraged. “We will not be a colony” was the official title of the speech, reflecting Mr. Orbán’s keen … Continue reading

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The New Hungarian Guard Continues to Initiate New Members

Contrary to expectations, the New Hungarian Guard – a splinter-group of the paramilitary arm organized by Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party – did not hold a huge demonstration of force on March 17 on Budapest’s Heroes Square. Approximately a hundred new … 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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