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Fidesz MEP rejects EC recommendations

"We will not yield to pressure from Brussels and will defend our price caps on utility bills," Fidesz MEP Andras Gyurk said on Thursday.
25. May 2023 21:39

In a statement sent to MTI, Gyurk noted that in its spring package of economic policy recommendations to member states, the European Commission proposed that Hungary scrap the price caps on utility bills and implement capital-intensive energy-efficiency developments.

“These recommendations are inconsistent and unacceptable,” Gyurk said. “We reject the latest ideas of the Brussels bureaucrats who navigated Europe into an energy and inflation crisis with the failed sanctions policy.”

Implementing the European Commission’s recommendations would mean a monthly utility price increase of 181,000 forints (EUR 484) for every Hungarian family, Gyurk said. The Commission would also fail to support family housing communities and small businesses, he added. And the main obstacle to speeding up energy-efficiency investments is the European Commission itself, which withholds the resources that could be used for such purposes, the MEP said.

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