Hungarian PM Orbán Addresses Issue Of Climate Change

  • 13 Dec 2019 7:28 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungarian PM Orbán Addresses Issue Of Climate Change
From central Europe and Hungary’s perspective the upcoming EU summit will be about “not allowing the Brussels bureaucrats to make poor people and the poor member states bear the costs of the fight against climate change”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said.

The European Council’s plans include getting all EU member states form a joint position to make Europe’s economy carbon-free by 2050, Orbán said ahead of the Brussels summit.

“We all know that climate change is a big problem and to fight against it is a huge undertaking which costs an enormous amount of money.

We need to get clear financial guarantees and the talks will centre on the details of those guarantees,” he added. Hungary wants the European economy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and is ready to sign an agreement on this goal, Orbán said.

The future of nuclear energy, another aspect of the issues, will also be discussed, he said.

Hungary would like to see Brussels “once and for all” put aside all concerns regarding nuclear energy and stop criticising countries like Hungary that produce nuclear energy because there can be no carbon-free economy in Europe without nuclear energy, Orbán said.

On the first day of the EU summit the European Council is expected to finalise its directives for the EU’s long-term climate strategy.

MTI / PM’s Press Office: Fischer Zoltán

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