The proposal from Brussels is “bad, harmful and dangerous,” FM Peter Szijjarto says
A price cap on Russian gas is a “bad” idea, but the EU may implement such a measure anyway, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto warned ahead of the bloc’s Energy Council meeting on Monday.
“We [Hungary] say no to the price cap because the safety of supply comes first,” Szijjarto said in a post on Facebook.
Setting a fixed maximum price on Russian gas supplies would be “bad, harmful and dangerous, but it seems that it can be introduced despite this,” he wrote.
The foreign minister suggested that the upcoming session in Brussels is going to be “another big battle” for Budapest.
The bloc’s energy ministers have “probably never met so frequently” as they have been recently, Szijjarto pointed out, adding that “now the discussions are justified because there is an energy crisis in Europe.”