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A small gas station in Strathbourg sues Hungary over price freezes

The extended price cap could lead to the mass closure of smaller, almost family-owned gas stations that had been operating at a loss for almost half a year. Fifty of them have decided to file a class action proceeding and sue the state. Report Szabad Európa..

This article was originally Release At our sister site, Ungarn Heute. Translated by Júlia Tar.

According to a portal report, the government’s compensation for gas stations totals 20 forint per liter, which is actually useless and does not stop fuel tourism.

Next week, we will file a constitutional objection and, in parallel, begin a proceeding against the Hungarian state at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. “

Attorney Daniel Karsai said. Gas stations record losses for every liter of fuel sold. This violates legitimate ownership.

They have not received actual compensation and state subsidies of 20 forint per liter do not cover their losses.

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According to Strathbourg case law, the national measure to move the customer base from market participants to competitors is property rights infringement.

Gas stations also consider it illegal to require fuel retailers to operate gas stations at loss and take over to competitors in the event of an interruption.

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According to government legislation on gasoline price caps, gas stations that have been closed for more than 48 hours are under “temporary control” by the state.For a long time, the Independent Gas Station Association thought that this should not be taken very seriously, but now gas stations are Taken over According to Hungarian gas company MOL.

According to the owner of an independent gas station, “This entrepreneurial industry has never relied on subsidies. One day it has always been its own in the fierce competition in a highly competitive market. From to the next day, we were in a desperate situation of bankruptcy. “Gábor Egri Said Szabad Európa..

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Fuel tourism continues to thrive

Gas stations near the Slovak border are constantly visited by cross-border buyers. In Slovakia, one liter of petrol is equivalent to 660 forint, so it’s worth going there.

An owner in eastern Hungary said he had been implementing the “10 liter rule” for some time after his stockpile was exhausted. That is, a car can only fill up to 10 liters of petrol or petrol.

The government froze fuel prices last November. It has been decided that the price of 95 liter gasoline and diesel will be limited to 480 forint. This measure came into effect on November 15, and has been extended several times since then.

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