2022. 03. 08.
At its meeting yesterday evening, the European Parliament’s Committee dealing with environmental issues (ENVI) held an exchange of views with Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission, on the effects of the war in Ukraine on climate policy. Edina Tóth, Fidesz MEP, emphasized in her speech that Hungary is committed to creating a sustainable climate policy, but at the same time, the effects of the situation in Ukraine must be taken seriously. While Hungary is interested in maintaining European unity, we cannot let the price of a flawed EU climate policy and war to be paid by the citizens!
MEP Edina Tóth pointed out the inconsistency of the Commission: “One week ago, Frans Timmermans emphasized that giving up coal is part of the green transition. Coal will be acceptable to him next week if it can replace natural gas. We do not support this ‘swing policy’, we need a sustainable climate policy free of ideologies!,” she added.
Brussels’ green policy would pay the middle class for climate protection and increase overheads, so EU rules need to be made “wallet-friendly and citizen-friendly”. With his inconsistent statements, the commissioner is calling for an increase in overhead prices. “We, during Fidesz-KDNP governance, have successfully reduced the overhead costs of our citizens and will continue to defend the reduction of overhead costs in the future. For us, the cheap and secure energy supply of the Hungarian people is the first,” MEP Edina Tóth added.