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2014. February 3. Dear Members of Parliament, The Hungarian government has signed an agreement in Moscow on the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Paks. This treaty forces not only individual families but also the whole country into a foreign currency loan transaction of a questionable outcome. If all this is realised, the Hungarian energy policy will be forced to take an inescapable path determined by the government until the end of the... view

2014. February 3. The Clean Air Action Group (CAAG) is well aware of the fact that utility charges (energy, water and sewage service, communal waste collection, chimney sweeping) are a considerable financial burden on the majority of households, therefore CAAG is committed to reduce this burden. However, it is also convinced that the ‘utility price cut’ for households by... view

2014. January 20. “Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga’s reply proves that even though the Hungarian National Tax and Customs Administration (NAV) knew that retail chain stores sell a high number of goods affected by VAT fraud, it did not take any steps to call to account the companies involved,” whistleblower and former NAV-employee András Horváth said at a press... view

2013. December 28. Over 1000 people marched in protest in Budapest on 28 December 2013 demandingthat the Hungarian government investigate in merit who are responsible for allowing certain large companies to commit VAT fraud in an estimated HUF 1000 billion per year without any legal consequences. The demonstration was organised and supported by Anonymous Operation Hungary... view

2013. October 28. A reduction in the price of firewood and coal would result in more households using these for heating purposes and to a higher extent, a consequence of which would be a significant increase in air pollution. This would mean that the burden imposed on society by the energy price cut would be much bigger than the household savings resulting from the price... view

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