V4 advocates action on rising energy prices in Brussels 

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The Visegrád Group pressed for measures to stop climbing energy prices at a summit of European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a video message posted on Facebook, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

"We're tired after long talks. We've gone to bat on the most important issue. That is the issue of energy. We were not successful in reaching an agreement," Orbán said in the video. 

"The Czechs, the Poles, the Slovaks, and we Hungarians insisted that the brakes must be applied on rising energy prices, be that electricity or gas prices. Speculators must be excluded from the system and the results of utility price cuts must be defended, and we must not allow the introduction of new energy taxes on homeowners and car owners," he said.

"The battle will continue," he added.

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