It is shown that at the beginning of the third stage of modern world economic and financial crisis the economy of Hungary already was in a state of stagnation. The coalition government of socialists and free democrats, that stands at the helm of the country since 2002, did not conduct in good time reforms in relation to limitation of volumes of consumption, increasing of volumes of profits of the state budget. Financing of all increasing necessities, both of the population and charges on development of infrastructure and export of capital took place due to the external borrowings. As a result, to the end of 2008 after a number of economic indicators (growth of GDP, national debt, deficit of budget and others) Hungary found herself on the last place among former post-socialist countries of Central Europe. The analysis of problems of growth of external debt and external investments embraces a period to the beginning of world financial crisis.
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