Ursula von der Leyen stressed that “technical” issues were still being discussed to try to change Hungary’s position – the decision required unanimity – as she explained, adding that “it is not appropriate to resolve it in the European Council”. Place. next Monday and Tuesday.
Speaking to European media Politico, during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he said that “landlocked countries need alternative supplies through pipelines, so we have to talk about investment or pipelines to increase supply”, from “refineries” that need to modernization, investment, and renewable energy.”
However, he noted that “there is a political element that can be discussed, which is the willingness of the other 26 countries (EU member states) to give it as an investment to Hungary, but the main difficulties are technical” and are “discussed now”.
In order to adapt Hungarian pipelines and refineries and other countries to stop relying on Russian oil, the European Commission has offered to invest two billion euros in infrastructure in these countries, of which “a few hundred million” will go to Budapest, according to the sources. European.
Von der Leyen’s statements coincide with the sending of a letter from the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Arban, to the President of the European Council, Charles Mihel, in which he excludes the possibility of discussing the proposed embargo on Russian oil at the European summit next week. . The Hungarian also believes that it is necessary to know more details about the support for his country.