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Country Report Hungary

  • ID: 2101527
  • Country Profile
  • March 2017
  • Region: Hungary
  • 27 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the government, led by the nationalist-conservative Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Union (Fidesz), to serve a second full four-year term, following Fidesz's re-election in April 2014.

We expect policy continuity under Fidesz, with the use of state measures to boost growth and hold down domestic utility prices. The emergence of sectoral labour shortages means that job creation is no longer a priority.

Given the ongoing threat posed by the far-right Jobbik party, Fidesz will maintain a tough nationalist stance and could shift further to the right. More clashes with EU institutions and foreign businesses are therefore likely.
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Country Report Hungary

Highlights
Outlook for 2017-21
Review

Outlook for 2017-21: Political stability

Outlook for 2017-21: Election watch

Outlook for 2017-21: International relations

Outlook for 2017-21: Policy trends

Outlook for 2017-21: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2017-21: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2017-21: International assumptions

Outlook for 2017-21: Economic growth

Outlook for 2017-21: Inflation

Outlook for 2017-21: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2017-21: External sector

Outlook for 2017-21: Forecast summary

Data and charts: Annual data and forecast

Data and charts: Quarterly data

Data and charts: Monthly data

Data and charts: Annual trends charts

Data and charts: Monthly trends charts

Data and charts: Comparative economic indicators

Basic data
Land area
Population
Main towns
Climate
Weather in Budapest (altitude 139 metres)
Language
Weights and measures
Currency
Fiscal year
Time
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of state
Legal system
National legislature
Electoral system
National elections
Head of state
National government
Main political parties
Key ministers
Central bank governor
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