BUDAPEST, June 13 Hungarian Prime Minister
Viktor Orban confirmed on Friday his ruling centre-right Fidesz
party's long-term commitment to extra taxes on the financial,
retail, telecommunications and energy sectors, a bone of
contention with international partners.
The taxes have helped the country to keep its budget deficit
below the European Union's mandatory limit of 3 percent of
economic output, but sapped profitability at some of the most
important sectors of the economy.
Asked how long the taxes, once introduced as a temporary
measure, were going to remain in place, Orban, who was
re-elected by a landslide in April, told radio station
MR1-Kossuth : "As long as we govern, certainly."
(Reporting by Marton Dunai; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)