János Bóka stated that in keeping with the brand new Bulgarian laws, an vitality price have to be paid for pure fuel coming from Russia and arriving in or passing by Bulgaria, and that Bulgaria adopted the brand new regulation with out prior info or session with Hungary.
The vitality price severely endangers the safety of vitality provide in Hungary and the complete area, in addition to being opposite to EU regulation, as a result of it’s thought-about an obligation or a price with the identical impact as an obligation, which is opposite to the foundations of EU regulation on the inner market, customs union and customary commerce coverage. The regulation additionally violates the provisions of the Energy Charter settlement – defined the minister.
János Bóka due to this fact wrote a letter to the European Commission to right away provoke infringement proceedings against Bulgariaand till the process is concluded, name on Bulgaria to droop the appliance of the vitality price.
If the committee doesn’t adjust to this request,
Hungary is able to flip to the courtroom of the European Union earlier than the tip of the yr
– added the minister.
For weeks, we’ve been recurrently reporting on the Bulgarian fuel market determination, which might actually considerably have an effect on the Hungarian provide. Most just lately, the Commission established that the EUR 10.2 vitality contribution launched by Bulgaria for Russian fuel shouldn’t be a part of the EU anti-Russian sanctions, however an impartial member state step, the European Commission took observe of that, so Bulgaria can do what it needs with the incoming cash . It was additionally introduced by the Commission on the time that, as a result of Bulgarian transfer, shut negotiations had begun with the authorities of the European Commission and Gazprom’s affected prospects, resembling Hungary, Serbia and North Macedonia, on the evaluation of the consequences.
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