Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch has hailed Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s firm stance on the EU’s sixth sanctions package against Russia that allowed Hungary to “protect the cap on household utility bills”. “We have succeeded in protecting Hungarian interests against Brussels’ irresponsible proposal for an oil embargo which would have made Hungarian families pay the price of war,” Deutsch said in a statement. The mandate handed to the government in the April general election helps it “succeed in even the most difficult battles fought in defence of Hungarian national interests in Brussels”, he said.
According to MTI, Deutsch said Hungary had succeeded in defeating the proposal for a full-scale embargo on Russian oil “even in spite of enormous political pressure from those supporting the mad plans coming from Brussels”. The solution represented by Hungary’s prime minister is not just a guarantee for the protection of the utility bill caps for Hungarian families, but it also strengthens the idea of European unity, Deutsch said, arguing that taking into consideration the national interests of EU member states was the fundamental idea behind the bloc. The MEP insisted that Hungary’s opposition left-wing parties would have been prepared to give up national interests, give in to political pressure and support a decision that would have hurt Hungarians. He said this meant that the left would have made Hungarians pay the price of the war in Ukraine.
Photo credit: fidesz-eu.hu