U.S. Embassy welcomes tax chief’s resignation


The Hungarian U.S. Embassy welcomes the resignation of Ildikó Vida (pictured), the former head of the National Tax and Customs Authority, Hungarian online daily origo.hu reported late yesterday.

Vida admitted last year to have been among the six officials who were restricted entry to the United States on suspicions of corruption. Although Vida denied any wrongdoing, media reports in Hungary recently revealed that she handed in her resignation when the scandal surfaced, however, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán rejected it. The new chief of NAV is Árpád Varga.

“We welcome every decision, especially from alliance and friend countries, which improves the transparency of the country and strengthens the trust of citizens,” spokesperson Elizabeth Webster said in a letter sent to origo.hu. She added that the United States has long been in a dialogue with the Hungarian government on democratic principles and corruption.

“We have phrased our concerns with our European partners towards the Hungarian government. Aside from that, we publicly expressed our opinion on the issues that harm democratic institutions, the civilian society and the freedom of press in Hungary,” Webster wrote.


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