Hungary’s PM Viktor Orbán has said that the planned controversial internet tax cannot be implemented in its current form.
However, speaking in a regular interview on public radio and quoted in the local media, he fell short of saying the new tax would be scrapped.
He did nevertheless say that the planned legislation needs to be totally withdrawn and consultations conducted in January.
The proposed internet tax has met with widespread opposition, not only within Hungary but from the European Commission.
Meanwhile, the far-right Jobbik party has announced that it will provide free Wi Fi in the main squares of the 14 municipalities it runs.
Quoted by Nol and BBJ, the party’s Elöd Novák said that the internet is not the enemy and offers opportunities.
He also pointed out that internet access is significantly more expensive in Hungary than the EU average.