Mali and Szijjarto:”Bulgarian tax on Russian gas is a move against Serbia and Hungary”

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Sinisa Mali, and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Peter Szijjarto, underlined yesterday in a joint statement that Bulgaria’s decision to introduce a tax on the Russian gas that is delivered through its territory is a hostile move aimed against Hungary and Serbia.

The new Bulgarian regulation threatens the safe energy supply in Hungary and Serbia, the Government of Serbia said on its website and added:”The European Union (EU) did not impose sanctions on the delivery of natural gas from Russia and therefore the argument of the Bulgarian Prime Minister is totally false.”

“This decision undermines European solidarity and jeopardizes the energy security of both EU member states and candidate countries. Hungary and Serbia will harmonize their positions and respond to this controversial decision by Bulgaria accordingly,” it is said in the joint statement.

To remind, Bulgaria imposed a tax on Russian gas transit in the amount of 20 leva ($10.80) per megawatt-hour last week.

(eKapija, 18.10.2023)

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