Szilárd Németh, a deputy leader of the ruling party, said caps on household utility bills in Hungary are only certain to stay while Viktor Orbán remains prime minister, insisting that the left-wing opposition was preparing to dismantle the scheme if it won power in the April 3 general election.
In a video posted on social media, Németh said that while household energy costs had skyrocketed throughout Europe, the cap on utility bills in Hungary had protected Hungarian families for the past ten years. Household gas prices here are the lowest among the 27 EU member states, he said, adding that bills cost twice as much in Austria and four times as much in Denmark. Németh said the united opposition’s candidate for prime minister had recently said he would liberate prices “because he thinks that utility price cuts are nonsense”. Németh, who is parliamentary state secretary of defence, added that gas and electricity in Hungary was the dearest in the EU during the previous left-wing administration.
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