In Hungary, a paternalistic political tradition, the ruling party`s dominant position, their partial state capture, and an underinvestment in public education may lead toward a type of neo-feudalism. Such development patterns may be at the West`s doorstep now too.
Subsequent governments have failed to repair Poland’s broken healthcare system, and doctors continue to leave the country in large numbers. We talk to some that have already departed and others that are considering doing so.
There is rising public pressure on Hungary’s government to terminate settlement bonds, which essentially give foreign nationals legal residency in return for payment. The government claims the revenue is good for business, while opponents maintain that the bonds are a mere money-laundering vessel and open up the country and the EU to dangerous individuals.
The gendered discrepancies in earnings is significant in the V4. The causes of the pay gap are complex, reflecting a variety of problems both in national economies and societies.READ THE STORY