Replacing Russian oil imports would take years and cost several hundreds of millions of forints, while changes to Hungary's energy transmission system would cost thousands of billions of forints, the prime minister said.Continue reading
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is scheduled to visit Budapest on Monday evening, the prime minister’s press chief said.
Von der Leyen will hold talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at the Castle District premises of the Prime Minister’s Office as part of a working dinner, Bertalan Havasi told MTI.
President @vonderleyen is travelling this afternoon to Hungary to meet PM Viktor Orbán.
They will discuss issues related to European security of energy supply.
— Eric Mamer (@MamerEric) May 9, 2022
Ursula von der Leyen announced the sixth package of EU sanctions on Russia last Wednesday. This includes a complete embargo on Russian oil imports within six months. The sanctions require the unanimous support of the 27 EU countries. However, Budapest and Bratislava quickly expressed their opposition to the sanctions in their present form.
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