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Hungary's Jovial Tie-up with Russia to Buy Gas Ignoring the EU

Updated: Oct 6, 2022

Lately, the EU decided for its members to cut energy use by 15 percent and reduce energy dependence on Russia.

Immediately after Hungary decided to buy gas from Russia. It is Hungary's jovial tie-up with Russia to buy gas ignoring the EU.

Euronews mentioned, " Hungary decided to buy 700 million cubic meters of gas on top of an existing long-term supply deal with Russia."

Hungary's government wants to buy close to a billion cubic metres of natural gas from Russia despite European Union plans to curb the use of gas, its top diplomat said ahead of talks with his Moscow counterpart - Reported the euronews.

Intellinews shared "Hungary receives 85% of its gas supply and 65% of its oil supply from Russia".

The Hungarian Foreign Minister is the only person from the EU who visited Russia after the Russia-Ukrain war broke out.

"In the current international situation, the most important thing for us is to ensure Hungary's energy security," Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said at a press conference in the Russian capital on Thursday. "Therefore, I would like to talk today and agree on increasing the volumes of gas already supplied to Hungary from Russia."

In April 2022 the current conservative party government of Hungary consecutively for the fourth time came into power.

Even if such a long time in power, domestically the current Hungarian government has been criticized for its racist remarks and stance on the LGBTQ community.

Many times this government also opposed the decisions of the EU.

In 2004 Hungary became a member of the EU. In 1999 Hungary also took membership in North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

The interesting thing is, at this point in time NATO and Russia stand face to face in non-compliance.

Now the question arises of Hungary's jovial tie-up politics with Russia, the EU & NATO.

Whether it is strategic? Is it opportunistic?

"In order to guarantee the security of Hungary's energy supply, the government has decided to buy 700m cubic metres of natural gas in addition to the quantities already provided for in long-term contracts," Fidesz wrote in a Facebook post.

The sole motive is the prosperity and well-being of citizens?

Well, coming time will open up Hungary's jovial-tie up with Russia, the equation with EU, and NATO, and how well-motive and transparent it's foreign policy is.


By - Nandini Dash (Content Writer ; Author ; Academician)



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