The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland will submit a joint proposal to reduce energy prices in the European Union, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a Facebook video posted upon his arrival at the EU summit Ljubljana, Slovenia.
“Brussels has a secret plan to tax apartment and homeowners under the guise of climate protection,” Orbán said, adding that the “atmosphere is tense” ahead of the summit due to rapidly rising energy prices.
The Hungarian Prime Minister has promised that the Czechs, Poles and Hungarians will protest together against any proposals to raise the population’s taxes at the EU summit.
“Everyone is criticizing the Commission, saying that the forecasts for prices for the whole Green program, the climate program, have proved to be a complete mistake, and that is why Europe is suffering today because of high energy prices,” the prime minister said.
According to him, Poles, Czechs and Hungarians will jointly make proposals on how to reduce energy prices.
Rising energy prices have hit Europe hard, especially the poor, who pay a disproportionate amount of their income towards heating and other energy costs.