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FIDESZ MEPS BLAME LEFT WING FOR VOTING AGAINST HUNGARIAN INTERESTS

 

After two European parliamentary committees on Tuesday voted against a proposal to include nuclear energy and natural gas on the list of environmentally sustainable economic activities, Fidesz MEPs slammed left-wing members for voting against Hungarian interests. Left wing MEPs “attacked the sustainability” of caps on household utility bills in votes by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), ruling Fidesz MEPs Edina Tóth and Enikő Győri said in a statement. Nuclear energy and investments in natural gas are essential to achieving climate targets and maintaining low utility bills, while guaranteeing the security of energy supplies in the long term.
The vote’s outcome, Győri said, “lacks common sense”. Nuclear energy and natural gas are indispensable if Europe is to achieve its climate neutrality targets by 2050, she said, blaming “the European left wing” for the result.