Gergely Gulyás, the prime minister’s chief of staff and government spokeswoman Alexandra Szentkirályi are to hold an extraordinary government info today at 1 PM. Hungarian media expects significant announcements.
The last time they held government info was on 8 September. Gulyás announced then that the government would decide on the future of the fuel and food price caps at their next meeting.
Furthermore, he said that the government wanted all state institutions and state-owned companies to reduce their gas consumption by 25 percent. The only exceptions would be the hospitals and the social care institutions.
This morning, the government shared a post saying that the energy supply of Hungary is secured. Everybody will have enough gas and electricity, they added.
According to Pénzcentrum, Gulyás may announce decisions on the following topics:
- Fuel price cap. The government announced the last modification to the issue in July. The Orbán administration took out business vehicles from its fuel price cap scheme.
- Postponing the autumn break in public and higher education. The idea is not new. Some members of the government lamented on such an option before. The advantage of prolonging winter break would be to save a lot of money on heating.
- Food price caps. Before, Gulyás said that the government would decide on the issue before the deadline, 1 October. Márton Nagy, the minister for economic development, said before that the food price caps were not sustainable in the long run.
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Source: index.hu, Pénzcentrum
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