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Hungary’s hidden state debt: Unpaid doctors, hospital suppliers

Hungary’s hidden state debt: Unpaid doctors, suppliers, service providers “Many hospitals are not able to pay for bandages, equipment, medical supplies and even electricity. In some cases hospitals have been threatened with having their electricity and gas cut off, and it has become commonplace for healthcare companies to only deliver those medical supplies for which […]


EU farming subsidies to hit oligarchs where it hurts

A radical reform of Hungary’s agricultural subsidy allocation system will cost Fidesz-linked oligarchs billions of forints over the next seven years, as more EU money is directed to smaller farmers. The sums involved are enormous – EUR 12.3 billion, or eight M4 metro lines – and the government’s scrapping of subsidy payments for farms of […]


Hungary MEP Benedek Javor goes to EC over Paks nuclear deal

Together-Dialogue for Hungary MEP Benedek Jávor has asked the European Commission (EC) to investigate the ‘Paks II’ nuclear power plant expansion deal that the government and Russian contractor Rosatom signed without a public procurement process in January. Jávor questions the existence of a government impact study on the construction of the two blocks at Paks, […]


Ministry for Economy announces HUF 110 billion in spending cuts

Just two and a half months ago, Hungary’s Minister of Economy, Mihaly Varga, announced that there would not be any austerity measures. Therefore, he did not use the “a” word when speaking about freezing HUF 110 billion (USD 480.6 million) in government spending on Thursday. The spending freeze is needed in order to keep to the planned […]