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Firewood export ban comes into force in Hungary

Firewood export ban comes into force in Hungary

In Hungary, a government-announced ban on the export of firewood comes into force. This was announced on Thursday, August 11, by the Minister of Agriculture of the country Istvan Nagy.

The minister pointed out the energy crisis as the reason for this decision, adding that the government controls the export of firewood, as it is of strategic importance in terms of the energy security of the state.

“It is forbidden to take firewood out of the country. In connection with the energy crisis and the Brussels sanctions, the government imposes a ban on the export of energy products, including firewood. The government controls the export of firewood abroad, which is of strategic importance in terms of energy security, if necessary, it can limit it or take advantage of the preemptive right to purchase,” Nagy emphasized.

According to the minister, the European Union has recognized the existence of a shortage of gas and may even introduce restrictions on the use of gas in member countries of the union.

In Hungary, the situation is also tense, and the country, according to the minister, needs emergency measures to ensure the safe supply of energy to Hungarian families.

In addition to the government buying new gas reserves and increasing production, part of the emergency response is to control, regulate and, if necessary, even ban the export of firewood abroad to ensure domestic fuel supplies, Nagy added.