Hungarian protesters who disagreed with the government’s initiative to input tax on the Internet, succeeded. As stated by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, protests in Budapest showed that the adoption of such a tax is “impossible”.
The Prime Minister noted that the bill imposes a tax on the Internet, they have already rejected. However, in an interview on the radio they were told that “a tax on the Internet may not be introduced in its current form”. This ambiguous phrase hints that the government will continue to attempt to profit from Internet users, but this will be done in a milder form. Discussion is still possible tax will be held next year and projected Orban will take a long time.
Recall that the author of the bill is itself Viktor Orban. As he later explained, they considered the possibility of amending the telecommunications tax, but the citizens felt that we are talking about a tax on the Internet. The proposal of the Hungarian Prime Minister has led to several protests, which were attended by more than 100 thousand people. Only in the evening of the resurrection through the center of Budapest were 10 thousand protesters.