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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

POLITICS & POLICY

Hungary protestors demand removal of 'corrupt' tax chief

Budapest (AFP) - Several thousand Hungarians marched though Budapest on Sunday to demand the resignation of the head of the country's tax office after she was banned from entering the United States over alleged corruption.


Ildiko Vida confirmed last week she was on a US blacklist of six unnamed officials, made public by Washington's charge d'affaires in Budapest last month, who said the US had "credible information" of corruption.
A crowd estimated by an AFP photographer at around 10,000 chanted "We won't pay our taxes to crooks" and "Orban get lost!," referring to Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has said the US should provide its evidence.
Vida, the first of the six banned officials to go public, has denied the allegations and refused calls to resign.
The bans have further strained relations between Budapest and the US, which have worsened since Orban took power in 2010.
In September, US President Barack Obama criticised Hungary for harassing foreign-funded civil organisations. The charge d'affaires, Andre Goodfriend, said in October that "negative trends" have "rapidly taken hold."
Last week, Orban said Washington was wrong to view as a "rapprochement to Russia" Hungary's support for the Russian-backed South Stream gas pipeline project, as well as an expansion by Russia's Rosatom of Hungary's only nuclear power plant.

The crowd Sunday also carried EU and Norwegian flags, protesting against Orban's often anti-EU rhetoric as well as an ongoing bitter row with Oslo over civil organisation funding.
The demonstration, which passed off peacefully, happened soon after massive protests in October against a proposed Internet tax in Hungary forced Orban to backtrack on the idea.
"The Internet protests showed at last, after years of apathy, that people power can work here," one marcher Tamas Hevesi, 50, told AFP.

If Vida and other implicated tax officials don't resign within one week, protestors will be back in greater numbers on November 17, a speaker told the crowd.

 AFP

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We must rise above tribalism & divide & rule of the colonialist who stole & looted our treasure & planted their puppets to lord it over us..they alone can decide on whosoever is performing & the one that is corrupt..but the most corrupt nations are the western countries that plunder the resources of other nations & make them poorer & aid the rulers to steal & keep such ill gotten wealth in their country..yemen,syria etc have killed more than gadhafi but its not A̷̷̴ good investment for the west(this is laughable)because oil is not in these countries..when obasanjo annihilated the odi people in rivers state, they looked away because its in their favour & interest..one day! Samosa Iyoha

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I was amazed to find a website for Africans in Hungary.
Looks like you have quite a community there. Here in SA we have some three million Zimbabweans living in exile and not much sign of going home ... but in Hungary??? Hope to meet you on one of my trips to Europe; was in Steirmark Austria near the Hungarian border earlier this month. Every good wish for 2011. Geoff in Jo'burg

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I think from what have been said, the Nigerian embassy here seem to be more concern about its nationals than we are for ourselves. Our complete disregard for the laws of Hungary isn't going to help Nigeria's image or going to promote what the Embassy is trying to showcase. So if the journalists could zoom-in more focus on Nigerians living, working and studying here in Hungary than scrutinizing the embassy and its every move, i think it would be of tremendous help to the embassy serving its nationals better and create more awareness about where we live . Taking the issues of illicit drugs and forged documents as typical examples.. there are so many cases of Nigerians been involved. But i am yet to read of it in e.news. So i think if only you and your journalists could write more about it and follow up on the stories i think it will make our nationals more aware of what to expect. I wouldn't say i am not impressed with your work but you need to be more of a two way street rather than a one way street . Keep up the good work... Sylvia

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