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Szentesi Zöldi, László

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Magyar Hírlap - Hungary | 08/12/2011

Europe needs its own rating agency

In view of the threat by the US rating agency Standard & Poor's to downgrade the credit status of 15 Eurozone countries, the right-wing conservative daily Magyar Hírlap calls for a European rating agency: "The fact that one of the three biggest US rating agencies is considering downgrading the states of the Eurozone is a matter of global concern. Because it will influence not just the affected countries but the entire global economy. If Europe and the euro are so vulnerable, it's not least because there is still no European rating agency today. ... It's simply absurd that the strong, less strong and weak economies of the EU can be sent to heaven or hell by the US rating agencies Fitch, Moody's and Standard & Poor's. ... It is an impossible state of affairs for Europe to be seen and appraised by the world through American eyes. Not to mention that the hegemony of the US rating agencies paves the way for abuse and speculation."

Magyar Hírlap - Hungary | 06/06/2007

László Szentesi Zöldi on the mentality of contempt

"It's an old European tradition for Europe's nations to systematically and deliberately despise each other. The West is all splendour and intelligence while the East is plagued by darkness and misery. It's strange that this sentiment generally goes from west to east: the Bavarian looks down on the Austrian, who for his part despises the Hungarian, who in turn looks down on the Romanians," writes journalist László Szentesi Zöldi. Yet Romania is forging ahead while the proud Hungarian tries to hide the fact "that in Hungary there are people who have to look for their party's logo on the ballot paper because they can neither read nor write. More respect and more self-criticism are the most important contributions we can make to the European spirit in 2007."

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