- 11 Oct 2019 8:13 AM
- Hungary Around the Clock
Hungary was granted a long transition period until December 31, 2017, but failed to increase its tax to meet requirements.
According to EU regulations, the excise tax must be at least 60% of the weighted average retail price of cigarettes and not less than €90 per 1,000 cigarettes.
The behaviour of Hungary distorts competition among member states and violates the EU’s health protection rules, the Commission said.
MTI Photo: Mohai Balázs