Crossing The Pain Threshold

May 2008
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;May2008, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p3
Country Report
The article presents a political outlook for Hungary from 2008 to 2010. The administration of Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany suffered a major defeat in the national referendum on the introduction of charges for assessing health services and university tuition fees. However, it is predicted that the vote will not change the government's policy agenda or will passage a change of administration. The administration is forecasted to focus on the social costs of the much-needed fiscal austerity and adjustment plan.


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