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Official rejects notion crisis taxes discriminate against foreign-owned companies

Hungary's state secretary for European affairs rejected the opinion that crisis taxes recently introduced by the government discriminate against foreign-owned companies.

Asked about a letter sent by 13 European multinationals to Brussels protesting the taxes, Enikő Győri said “it would be good to talk about our worries and problems at home”.

The multinationals asked the Commission to levy sanctions on Hungary because of the taxes in the letter which was sent in December.

Daily Népszabadság said the companies objected in the letter to the government making exceptions for Hungarian companies when it came to the taxes.

On Monday, a Commission spokesman confirmed the letter was being studied. A decision on a possible investigation will be made only after the Commission's analysis is completed, Olivier Bailly said. (MTI – Econews)