The two-day summit of European leaders in Prague focused on the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine and on energy supply, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Facebook on Friday.
Concerning the war, the prime minister said he had represented Hungary’s position that peace was the most important thing and that an escalation of the conflict needed to be prevented. Despite the trends of current events, a ceasefire and talks are needed, he said. Orbán said he had asked the leaders of the more powerful EU member states to engage in talks with a view to preventing a spread of the conflict.
As regards the issue of energy, the prime minister said Hungary had reached all its goals, noting that it had been granted exemptions from the parts of the eighth EU sanctions package that would have been harmful to the country.
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The latest sanctions package applies neither to Hungary’s gas supply nor to energy generated by nuclear plants, Orbán said. Moreover, he added, it allows Hungary to carry on with the upgrade of its Paks nuclear power plant.
The prime minister said the member states had called on the European Commission to take immediate steps to bring down energy prices which had skyrocketed across the continent due to the sanctions imposed by the bloc.
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