Fidesz

Type: Organization
Name: Fidesz
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

An outpouring of resentment

After the biggest protests a government led by Viktor Orbán has ever seen, Fidesz announced that it is open to modifications of the proposed internet tax. This means the tax would remain but it would have a cap. What this shows is that the governing party ... [Published Budapest Times - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Taxes, Fidesz, Viktor Orban
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 9 reports

Hungary rethinks internet tax following big protests

Following large-scale protests, Hungary’s prime minister has said the government would suspend a planned tax on internet use and reconsider the matter next year.A scheme to make internet service providers pay 150 forints (€0.50) per gigabyte of internet ... [Published Irish Examiner - 9 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Soundtrack of Hungary's Protest Movement

Hungary is the latest European country to seek help from the International Monetary Fund for its debt woes. Its currency, the forint, has hit record lows. But Hungary's financial crisis isn't the only thing that's raising alarms. Hungary's conservative ... [Published Public Radio International - 3 hours ago]
First reported Oct 31 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 14 reports

Hungarian prime minister withdraws proposal to tax internet data transfers

.The Hungarian government announced plans for the new tax last week in the draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament. The proposed levy was to be implemented on internet service providers with 150 Hungarian forints (€0.49) being charged for every gigabyte ... [Published Silicon Republic - 22 hours ago]
Entities: Taxes, Fidesz, Budapest, Hungary
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Internet tax will backfire, ISPs warned

, 8:30 AM CETA weakening SME sector, slowing economy and loss of billions of euros of EU funding are just some of the potential consequences of the internet tax proposed by the government according to a draft letter addressed to János Lázár and Antal ... [Published Budapest Business Journal - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 31 2014 - 2 reports

Hungary will shelve plans for internet tax for now, PM says

* Internet tax will be taken out of 2015 tax code* Government will not force what people deem unreasonable -PM* Will start talks on internet regulation, taxation (Adds quotes, detail)By Marton DunaiBUDAPEST, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Hungary will shelve plans ... [Published AlertNet - Oct 31 2014]
Entities: Taxes, Viktor Orban, Hungary
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Hungary's Crazy-Expensive Internet Is Driving People to Throw Their Computers into the Street

We've seen protests over the price of bread and protests over theprice of milk, but we might want to prepare ourselves for somethingnew: protests over the price of a gigabyte, like we're seeing inHungary, where thousands have marched through downtown ... [Published HighBeam Research - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Netizen Report: Hungarians Reject “Internet Tax” With Protests, Motherboards

Sign In Sign UpThe Citizen's Guide to the Future Hungarian citizens lift their mobile phones to protest against the goverment's new tax plan for the introduction of the Internet tax next year.Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/The Netizen Report originally ... [Published Slate Magazine - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Hungary's internet tax: A bit of protest

VIKTOR ORBAN has finally hit a speed bump. The popular Hungarian prime minister had been  on an unstoppable roll  this year, winning a two-thirds majority in parliament and waving off foreign criticism of his increasingly illiberal policies. But this ... [Published The Economist - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Hungarian Court To Handle Internet Tax Protesters’ Case In Ordinary Proceedings

The Pest central district court decided on Wednesday to handle the case of five protesters detained after a demonstration against the government’s plan to tax internet use in ordinary proceedings and returned their documents to the public prosecutor’s ... [Published XpatLoop.com - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 16 reports

Hungary protests against internet tax

VIENNA, October 29. /TASS/. The second wave of massive protests against the initiative of the government to impose a tax on Internet use has been organized in Hungary. Dozens of people took to the streets of Hungarian cities.The most massive protest was ... [Published Itar Tass - Oct 29 2014]
Entities: Taxes, Protest, Hungary
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 8 reports

Hungarians Hold Protest In Budapest Over Planned Internet Tax

Thousands of Hungarians protested on Sunday night in Budapest to express their disagreement with a government plan to impose an Internet tax of 150 Hungarian forint or equivalent of 62 cents for every gigabyte of data used started.The proposal is in a ... [Published International Business Times Australia - Oct 27 2014]
Entities: Budapest, Protest, Taxes

Quotes

"Don't make a sound, freedom is all around. While the forint goes up and down, and the IMF gets around."
"I am afraid this will put an end to the gatherings," Mr Bodoky said. "At least unless we have another ridiculous move by the government."
"Even the police officers dressed in protective gear were openly supportive of the protesters. After all, they would have to pay taxes for use of their home computers" said former police captain Jeff O'Hearlen
The BBC 's Nick Thorpe, writing from Budapest, noted that "Orban does not often back down, but he has done so on this occasion for several reasons."

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An outpouring of resentment [Published Budapest Times - 1 hour ago]
Soundtrack of Hungary's Protest Movement [Published Public Radio International - 3 hours ago]
Hungary drops internet tax plan after public ou... [Published Brisbane Times - 7 hours ago]
Hungary rethinks internet tax following big pro... [Published Irish Examiner - 9 hours ago]
Government tax on Internet triggers police supp... [Published Examiner.com - 13 hours ago]
After Protests Continue, Hungary Dumps Stupid I... [Published Techdirt - 13 hours ago]
Mass Protests Push Hungary to Cancel Controvers... [Published Common Dreams - 14 hours ago]
Hungarian Protesters Triumph Over Proposed Inte... [Published AskMen Canada - 15 hours ago]
Hungary’s far right nationalist party makes gai... [Published Nouse.co.uk - 16 hours ago]
Hungary's Orban shelves Internet tax after demos [Published Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland - 17 hours ago]
Hungary scraps internet tax plans in wake of ma... [Published TheInquirer.net - 18 hours ago]
Mass protests force Hungary to retreat from int... [Published V3.co.uk - 18 hours ago]
Hungary cancels proposed tax on Internet use [Published UPI - 19 hours ago]
Hungary shelves plans for Internet tax [Published Engineering and Technology Magazine - 19 hours ago]
Hungary’s Orban scraps internet tax after demos [Published Gulf News - 20 hours ago]
Hungary's Orbán takes no criticism, Századvég i... [Published TeleTrader.com - 20 hours ago]
Hungarian prime minister withdraws proposal to ... [Published Silicon Republic - 22 hours ago]
Twenty-Five Years After Fall Of Berlin Wall, Hu... [Published Radio Free Europe - 22 hours ago]
Hungary axes internet tax after mass protests [Published Russia Today - 22 hours ago]
Critics sceptical of Orbán's retreat on tax [Published Budapest Business Journal - 23 hours ago]
Internet tax will backfire, ISPs warned [Published Budapest Business Journal - 23 hours ago]
Hungary Will Shelve Plans For Internet Tax For ... [Published MSNBC Newsweek - 23 hours ago]
Hungary scraps its internet tax after protester... [Published Mail Online UK - 23 hours ago]
Hungary shelves internet tax plans following pr... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 23 hours ago]
Hungary will shelve Internet tax plan for now, ... [Published EurActiv.com - 23 hours ago]
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Hungary abandons plan for internet tax [Published FT.com - World, Europe - Oct 31 2014]
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After Protests Continue, Hungary Dumps Stupid I... [Published Techdirt - 13 hours ago]
Earlier this week, we wrote about widespread demonstrations against a monumentally stupid plan by the Hungarian government to tax internet usage on a per-gigabyte-downloaded plan. The protests caused the government to "modify" the plan and put a cap ...
Hungary shelves internet tax plans following pr... [Published The Next Web - 23 hours ago]
The Hungarian government is shelving its plan to tax internet data transfer by the gigabyte, following protest rallies attended by thousands of concerned citizens in Budapest since last week, reports Reuters. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose ruling ...
Hungary’s crazy-expensive Internet is driving p... [Published Faster Forward - Oct 28 2014]
Protesters in Budapest rally against a proposed Internet tax in Hungary. (Pál Zarándy) We've seen protests over the price of bread and protests over the price of milk , but we might want to prepare ourselves for something new: protests over the ...
Hungary’s crazy-expensive Internet is driving p... [Published Post Tech - Oct 28 2014]
Protesters in Budapest rally against a proposed Internet tax in Hungary. (Pál Zarándy) We've seen protests over the price of bread and protests over the price of milk , but we might want to prepare ourselves for something new: protests over the ...
U.S. entry bans for Hungarian officials are abu... [Published The Reference Frame - Oct 20 2014]
Everyone who knows my long-term views on the history and politics of Central Europe must know very well that I am pretty unlikely to defend some "political idiosyncrasies" of Hungary, especially those that are flavored with nationalism.Our Slovak brothers ...
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