Hungary’s energy dalliance with Russia

POLITICO EU | Many Central and Eastern European countries are trying to cut their energy ties to Russia, but not Hungary, which is chasing a new gas deal. The reason? It's crucial to the ruling Fidesz party's hold on power. “Low energy prices for households are a key plank for this government,” said Pál Ságvári, Hungary’s ambassador-at-large for energy security. He confirmed that Budapest is preparing to discuss a new long-term gas contract with Moscow, adding: “It’s now a buyers’ market. It’s a good time to start talks.”

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