Government: We didn’t initiate talks with RTL

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Recent talks between leading TV channel RTL Klub and the government were not in fact initiated by the government, news portal origo.hu revealed yesterday citing unnamed government sources.

According to Magyar Telekom-owned origo.hu, the government is not concerned about RTL Klub’s critical news programs and has no plans to amend the tax on advertising revenue for the time being.

Earlier this week Oliver Fahlbusch, the vice president for communications of RTL Group, told nol.hu that negotiations have been taking place, and added that it is in Hungary’s best interest that a sensible solution be made to alter the advertising tax without the intervention of the European Union.

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