2021. 10. 26.
Today the European Parliament held a plenary debate on the resolution on the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26 Climate Summit). Edina Tóth, Fidesz MEP pointed out in her plenary speech: “Irrational proposals must not put citizens and European businesses in a more difficult position, the competitiveness of the Union must be preserved! She emphasized that it is important to maintain citizens’ support for the green transition, but this is only possible if we are able to stop the EU passing on the costs of climate protection to the citizens!”.
MEP Edina Tóth emphasized in her plenary speech, that two years ago, Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Green Deal, got a mandate to achieve climate goals in a fair and balanced way. “But reality looks completely different! Preparing for the Glasgow climate summit, we can see that today there is a crisis of overhead costs and energy in Europe and that EU is responsible for that,” she added.
The Fidesz politician highlighted that in many Member States citizens and entrepreneurs have become completely vulnerable to energy suppliers. And now, the European Commission wants to levy taxes on car- and homeowners, disguising the increase in overhead costs as climate protection’ measures.
MEP Edina Tóth called on the Commission to put an end to climate policy on citizens’ wallets and to meet its obligations so that our businesses can remain competitive during the green transition. “In the shadow of the Climate Summit achieving green ambitions of the Union no one should not be left on the side of the road!” closed her speech.