Budapest, June 13 (MTI) – Lawmakers on Monday voted to tightens sanctions against companies operating illegal taxi services.

The bill, approved with 119 votes in favour, 61 against and 3 abstentions, allows Hungary’s media authority to block the websites of companies that offer illegal taxi services for a period of up to 365 days.

Under the bill, the transport authority can order that a website promoting such services be blocked if the company behind it continues to operate dispatch services even after having been fined by the transport authority for failing to comply with industry regulations.

Companies that fail to comply with the rules can be fined between 50,000 and 200,000 forints (EUR 160-640) by the transport authority.

The legislation will take effect on the 31st day after its publication in the official government gazette.


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