Earlier this week, Hungary rejected the EU’s move to reduce gas consumption in light of Russia’s decision to significantly cut gas exports to EU members.
“This is an unjustifiable, useless, unenforceable, and harmful proposal,” Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on July 26, 2022.
Szijjarto’s comments came following the EU’s energy ministers vote to approve this plan in Brussels.
Hungary was the sole opponent of this gas reduction plan.
This plan calls on EU members to voluntarily reduce gas consumption by 15% based on a five-year average, from the period of August to March.
The EU is currently dealing with an energy crisis that is the result of Russia deciding to slash the flow of gas supplies to the supranational bloc.