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Fidesz: Three weeks for utility-price legislation

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Governing party Fidesz has established a working group to draft legislation that would cement reductions in household utility prices in the constitution, parliamentary group leader Antal Rogán said today. The group has been given three weeks to draft the legislation, after which time the parliamentary group will decide whether to put it into the constitution or whether it will be sufficient to make it part of the law on nonprofit utilities.

Rogán said earlier that neither utilities companies nor the European Union liked the price cuts, which is why they must be defended now, while Fidesz-KDNP has a two-thirds majority in Parliament.

The government mandated a 10% reduction in household gas, electricity and district heating prices from the start of the year and will cut prices again in November for an overall 20% drop. A Fidesz MP submitted to Parliament a bill that would reduce household gas, electricity and district heating prices by 11.1% from November 1 today as well.

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