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Fidesz MP points at ‘double standards’ by Brussels concerning German gas tax

Andras Gyurk, an MEP of ruling Fidesz, said on Friday that a response he received from an EP official to his inquiry concerning a tax imposed by Germany on exports of natural gas to other countries has revealed the "double standards applied by Brussels" on the matter.

Gyurk said in a statement that in the response he received from the EC’s energy commissioner, Kadri Simson had acknowledged that the tax could make gas exports of the four Visegrad countries including Hungary and Austria more expensive, the EC had however failed to take any action, such as launching an infringement procedure.

This case reveals the double standards applied by Brussels, Gyürk said. Hungary has faced continued attacks ever since it introduced utility price cuts while Brussels has failed to take action against other countries that jeopardise with their measures the energy security of the [central European] region, said Gyurk.

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