After a relaxed start, the government has been very active enacting changes in many walks of life. A lot of it seems to lack planning, while another portion seems wrongheaded or dubious. This week we are going to take a look at the third group: we will review the measures that we find most positive. Many of these are small acts that improve small slices of everyday life. Other measures herald greater changes but also harbour greater risks.
We have complained a lot in the past year. Not unduly, we believe – unfortunately we had plenty of grounds to do so – but nevertheless a lot. It’s time to appreciate the finer things the government has had to offer. We’ll review below some of the positive measures the government has introduced in the past couple of months. Most of these are not parts of a grand scheme, but rather isolated acts that will improve specific, targeted section of life in Hungary.
Policy Solutions' analysis on the Hungarian government's most positive measures of the past year can be downloaded from here.
Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research.
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