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Hungary: Gyurcsány announces new measures

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Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány listed some of the new regulations the government plans to enact in October, all of which aim to improve the security of everyday life.

There will be changes meant to ensure transportation security, e.g. it will be the car owner to be held accountable if necessary, no matter who was driving the car. At the same time all motorist driving under the influence of alcohol will meet with “zero tolerance” and lose their driving licenses on the spot. Also, the government is trying to find a way for making motorway vignette control devices capable of measuring speed as well. The government will set up a 3-member body for the revision of the extra revenues from “bleaching” the economy, said Gyurcsány. The members will be a representative of employers, one of employees and a “black economy expert”. The board will be authorized to check the revenues of the central budget every month, and will have to publish a report on the extra revenues at least twice a year. There will be another body set up, which will be working with the chairman of tax authority APEH and the commander of customs and excise authority VPOP to check whether the rights of tax payers are properly taken into consideration. (Gazdasági Rádió)

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