Orbán: Climate cost conundrum continues

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A debate among European Union member states over who should bear the cost of protecting against climate change will continue in the coming month, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after the close of a two-day summit in Brussels in a video message posted on his Facebook page.

"One group [of member states] thinks people should pay [the cost of climate protection] by taxing vehicle fuel, petrol and homes. The other group - among them every country in Central Europe - says the price of climate protection must be paid by climate destroyers, that is, big companies should bear the burden," Orbán said. "This debate will continue in the coming month," he added.

The fight against climate change was on the agenda of the summit.

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