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2022-03-11

Hungarian businesses receive twice as much EU funding as they pay in corporate tax

Policy Solutions economic analysis by Péter Bucsky on how effectively EU funds have been spent in Hungary since 2010.
Hungarian businesses receive twice as much EU funding as they pay in corporate tax

EU funds in Hungary represent a significant part of the investment of enterprises. However, as we attempt to demonstrate, over the last decade or so, these funds have been used in a wasteful and inefficient way. They have not lead to increased growth of enterprises, but have caused significant market distortions instead. EU funding has resulted in slower growth for Hungarian beneficiaries than for their non-funded peers. 

Author: Péter Bucsky

The economic analysis "Hungarian businesses receive twice as much EU funding as they pay in corporate tax" can be downloaded from here. 



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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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