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The spread of sanctions on energy is criticized in Hungary.

The spread of sanctions on energy is criticized in Hungary.

The head of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s office, Gergely Gouyash, criticized the EU’s decision to include energy in anti-Russian sanctions.

“Since the European Union extended sanctions to the energy sector, prices have begun to rise. <…> It was a fundamental mistake,” the official said, speaking at the Transit public forum in the city of Tihany. The event was broadcast on social networks.


As Guias added, electricity supply in Hungary can only be guaranteed due to the existence of the Paks nuclear power plant. According to him, if Moscow had not issued a loan to Budapest for construction, it would have dragged on “for ten years.”


The Paks nuclear power plant now generates almost half of all electricity in Hungary, and with the planned commissioning of two new units, this share is expected to double.