HÉTFA at the Annual Assembly of Hungarian Economic Association

Two leaders of HÉTFA, Gabor Balas and Balazs Szepesi held their lecture on the annual assembly of Hungarian Economic Association (Magyar Közgazdasági Társaság, MKT). They took part in two panel-discussions of Development Policy section: Gabor Balas gave his words at round-table about period of 2014-2020, while Balazs Szepesi played a role in the debate, that was about directions after 2020.

Gabor Balas focused on how regulation of 2014 has been evolved, and on domestic frame of Development Policy. European Union regulation has been succeeded suprisingly complex. It is probably the consequence of the legislation process: there were more member states to agree and they were not successfull to ease the overinsurances that have been drafted at the Comittee.

If we take a look at the domestic manner the implementation has became more pragmatic and routinized, so applicants’ access to sources can be easier and faster thanks to changing Hungarian frameworks. The question is, whether the quality of projects can be maintained with this high-speeded implementation.

Balazs Szepesi has drawn attention to the relationship between poorer and richer memberstates, that can be affected by recent modifications of EU. System and degree of development sources after 2020 mainly depends on what net-contributors think about poorer states, why are these important for them. An agenda to achieve common goals or an approach to maintain status quo through particular deals would drive cohesion policy through separate negotiations.