... All the more reason to feel uncomfortable when it comes to evaluating present-day political achievements. We can still make international headlines by not investigating corruption allegations which have resulted in bans from entry to the US, affecting Hungarian government officials.
Tax evasion is a national sport in Hungary and it has been for a long time. Tax authorities are widely perceived to be evil representatives of bureaucracy who work against citizens to make their lives more difficult. Tax rates are definitely high in Hungary, but this should not provide moral basis for evasion. Not investigating taxation-related corruption allegations where government officials may be involved is a big mistake of Orban’s government. For the ordinary tax payer this can be the perfect pretext to justify misconduct.