Fidesz rejects criticism from EC VP Kroes
Governing party of Hungary Fidesz dismissed the criticism on media freedom made by EC Vice President Neelie Kroes
Kroes in her blog entry argues that the new ad tax served the sole purpose of driving Hungary’s leading commercial TV channel RTL Klub out of the country.
“Hungary’s media is free and diverse and Hungarian society is also free”, party spokesman Gergely Gulyás said. The spokesman added that the levy of the tax was preceded by consultations of several years, and it was a matter of burden-sharing, in which companies making extra profit earlier must also take part.
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