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Prime Minister Orbán Calls Meeting on Energy Emergency, Utility Caps Protection

Hungary Today 2022.07.20.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán convened a meeting of ministers and energy industry players in parliament on Tuesday, to discuss the energy emergency in the country and protection of the government’s utility caps, the PM’s press chief said on Tuesday.

Speaking about the Russian-Ukrainian war in his regular interview with public Kossuth Radio, Viktor Orbán said: “We must be careful not to fall into the trap of conspiracy theories. One thing is certain: China is winning, America is not losing, and Europe is suffering.”

Prime Minister Orbán: "European history has entered an era of war"
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While some countries will have to face a lack of energy resources, Hungary will have gas, but at a "very high price," Orbán said.Continue reading

We are working to make Hungary less affected by the consequences of war,”

the Prime Minister wrote on his social media page on Monday.

Finance Minister Mihály Varga, Economic Development Minister Márton Nagy, and Technology and Industry Minister László Palkovics attended the meeting, as did Cabinet Minister Antal Rogán, Gergely Gulyás, the PM’s chief of staff, Szilárd Németh, the commissioner responsible for the utility price cut scheme, State Secretary Gábor Bordás, and Gábor Czepek, the CEO of Hungarian electricity provider MVM.

Bertalan Havasi said the meeting touched on the effect of the war in Ukraine and “botched Brussels sanctions” on skyrocketing energy prices. Hungary is the only country to use utility price caps to protect families, and will continue to do so. All households will continue to pay reduced prices up to average consumption, said members of the government at the meeting.

via Ungarn Heute

Featured photo by Benko Vivien Cher/PM’s Press Office/MTI

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