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78 MEPs call for more sensible EU climate policy

A total of 78 MEPs from fourteen countries have signed a Polish initiative calling on the European Commission to take into consideration regional differences and stop increasing energy poverty when introducing climate policy regulations, ruling Fidesz MEP Andras Gyurk said on Tuesday.

Gyurk said in a statement that the initiative published as an open letter was an “important move against the left wing’s increasing attempts of exerting pressure”.

“We have demonstrated our strength against left-wing green ideology,” he added.

The signatories of the initiative welcomed the EC plan to give green classification to investments in nuclear energy and natural gas, Gyurk said. At the same time they said Brussels was not sufficiently taking into consideration regional differences and failed to act against energy poverty. In order to achieve change, more resources must be made available for projects involving nuclear energy and natural gas because these are required to keep public utility costs low and fulfil climate goals, he said.

As a first step, the signatories called on Brussels to improve its proposal concerning the taxonomy regulations, Gyurk said.

The Hungarian signatories included Gyurk and two other Fidesz MEPs: Eniko Gyori and Edina Toth.

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