An ill-advised statement

April 2005
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Apr2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p2
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The article reports that in response to external criticism of the country's fiscal position, Hungary's Prime Minister, Ferenc Gyurcsany, has emphasized the primacy of domestic, as opposed to European Union (EU), policy issues. This seems an ill-advised strategy. Given the government's commitment to EU economic and monetary integration as a means of achieving much-needed income convergence, it is clear that consideration of the domestic and foreign policy aspects of the official agenda cannot be separated in such a superficial manner.


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