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Hungary to withdraw from EU in case of interference in internal affairs — lawmaker

Statements came after EU officials urged people to take part in protest actions over an initiative to impose a tax on the Internet

VIENNA, October 28. /TASS/. Hungary’s parliament speaker on Tuesday threatened Brussels that the country would withdraw from the European Union if it interferes into the country’s internal affairs.

Member of Hungary’s Fidesz conservative party, Laszlo Kover, said, “The EU attempts to dictate Hungary what to do will lead to the country’s withdrawal from the Union slowly and carefully.”

An initiative by the Fidesz ruling party to impose a tax on the Internet was a motive for such strong statements. Thousands of people took to streets for protest actions on Sunday, October 26 that led to disorders. At the moment European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes urged people to take part in protest actions.

“If Brussels believes that the countries can be dictated the rules of conduct, this reminds us of the USSR actions in 1956,” Hungary’s MTI news agency quoted the parliament speaker as saying.