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Trade Minister: Govt Objects to EU Green Policies Hampering Car Industry

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.05.29.

The Hungarian government objects to European Union environmental protection policies that would “needlessly restrict” the competitiveness of the car industry, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said at a Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) event on Wednesday.

The minister said environmental protection policymaking at EU level should take competitiveness aspects into consideration.

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He said a balance should be found between the two objectives without hampering meaningful investments by forcing needless developments on Europe’s car industry which could, in turn, detrimentally affect millions of workers.

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Such measures would also have a damaging impact on Hungary’s car industry, competitiveness and jobs, he said, adding that the government only backs proportionate and well-considered measures in this area.

In the featured photo Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó with BMW leaders. Photo by Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI