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Hungarian Premier Orban Scraps Internet Tax Amid Protests

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban suspended plans to introduce the world’s first Internet tax, bowing to pressure after tens of thousands of people protested at rallies across the eastern European Union country.

“Whatever the government’s intention was, this tax simply can’t be introduced,” Orban told state radio today, adding that he wanted instead to hold “national consultations” on the issue next year. “We want to govern with the people.”