It is necessary to state a clear position regarding the Ukrainian war, but energy shortages can cause serious economic damage, so reality must be taken into account when responding, Foreign Minister Peter Sijart said. Said on Thursday.
Szijjártő said at a meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris that it was necessary to prepare for the difficult economic situation as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The minister said that in the coming months, all measures that would put additional strain on the economy and the general public should be avoided.
Countries that are not responsible for war should not be forced to pay the price,
He added. In the current situation, all kinds of tax increases should be avoided, Szijjártó said. He added that the move to the green should not be neglected, but at present it is an “insane idea” to increase the burden of introducing carbon taxes on traditional car drivers.
Szijjártó also said that if sanctions and further measures are planned, additional price increases must be avoided in order to continue to curb inflation.
Restrictions should not jeopardize the safe energy supply to European countries.
He added. “We must certainly state a clear position on geopolitical issues and the Ukrainian war, but we must also take into account the reality, which means that for so many European countries, energy supply. Is determined by infrastructure and geopolitical donations, “he said.
He added that it is impossible to change geographic donations and it will take a long time to make changes to the infrastructure.
“A lack of energy will kill our economy, and I believe this should not be our purpose.”
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