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Is Hungary's labour shortage a result of Orban's anti-immigration stance?

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban is notorious for his opposition to immigration. But could this be backfiring on him? The country is suffering from a dearth of cheap labour - unemployment has fallen below 3.5%. The shortage of workers is pushing wages up, but employers say that if they rise too high, factories could be forced to move elsewhere. A reform that aimed to solve the problem by making existing workers work longer hours has been met with stiff resistance. Our correspondent reports.



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