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PM Orbán revokes the net tax bill

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

A few hours after the Prime Minister’s announcement that his government will not introduce the planned tax on internet use, because ”under these conditions it simply cannot be introduced,” the net swarmed with comments on his Hungarian Radio interview. Friends and foes alike admit that he is still flexible enough to react to the public mood. READ MORE

A second round of internet tax protest

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

As masses of Hungarians protested against the government proposed internet tax, a centrist analyst maintains that PM Orbán has no easy solution to resolve the situation. READ MORE

Thousands demonstrate against internet tax

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The leading left-wing daily describes how Sunday’s protest against the planned internet tax turned into an overall anti-Fidesz demonstration. A moderate blog wonders if the opposition will in the future try to counter the government through similar, not necessarily non-violent mass rallies. READ MORE

Opposition to planned Internet tax

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Right-wing bloggers are infuriated by the government’s plan to impose a new tax on the use of the internet. They accuse the ruling party of reneging on its earlier position. READ MORE

Echoes of NSA leak in Hungary

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

A centre-right commentator warns Hungarians are not aware of the dangers of the information stored by their favourite internet service providers. READ MORE