Fidesz MEP András Gyürk said the energy crisis has prompted 24 European Union member states to “follow the Hungarian example” and introduce measures to cut household utility prices.
Gyürk said a survey conducted by the Bruegel Institute of Brussels has shown that eight countries have also introduced similar price caps to those in Hungary. The government’s measures since 2013 to protect Hungarians have become “an example to follow in the whole of Europe,” he said. Meanwhile, Gyürk slammed the opposition, saying they rejected affordable and safe energy resources. “Their candidate for prime minister, Péter Márki-Zay, has cynically proposed that people should consume less water, electricity and gas,” he said. “Márki-Zay’s left wing has been proven wrong by the courageous stance of Hungarians, as well as 90% of the European Union. The fight goes on, with the national policy of utility price cuts standing against a leftist ideology leading to high energy prices — that is at stake at the April elections,” he said.
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