Prime minister Viktor Orbán – Photo: PMO

Orbán calls meeting on energy emergency, utility caps protection

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.

Finance Minister Mihaly Varga, Economic Development Minister Marton Nagy and Technology and Industry Minister Laszlo Palkovics attended the meeting, as did Cabinet Minister Antal Rogan, Gergely Gulyas, the PM’s chief of staff, Szilard Nemeth, the commissioner responsible for the utility price cut scheme, State Secretary Gabor Bordas and Gabor 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, they said. All households will continue to pay reduced prices up to average consumption, they said.

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