Hungary, Serbia Protest Bulgaria's Tax on Transit Gas From Russia

Energy Trade

The governments of Hungary and Serbia said a decision by Bulgaria to levy a tax on the transit of their gas from Russia was "an adversarial step" that put "the safe supply of energy at risk" for both countries in a joint statement issued on Tuesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

"This decision goes against the European solidarity, endangering the energy security of a fellow EU Member State and a candidate country," the sides said in the joint statement.

"Hungary and Serbia will coordinate their positions and will not leave this hostile Bulgarian decision without a proper response," they added.

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