Jobbik continues to support the implementation of South Stream

Jobbik continues to support the implementation of South Stream

The chairman of Jobbik's parliamentary group, Gábor Vona and two members of the group, Márton Gyöngyösi and Lajos Kepli have recently submitted a draft resolution to the National Assembly of Hungary. The subject of the proposal is to promote the realization of the Hungarian section of South Stream, the international natural gas pipeline. Jobbik's opinion is that the installation of the pipeline is crucially important for the seamless gas supply of Hungary and Europe as well - states the press release issued by Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary on Sunday. 

The Ukrainian situation has made it clear for all of us that the diversification of supply routes is a fundamental interest. In its press release, the radical opposition party also states that the EU is lagging many years behind, since it was caught up for a decade in such delusional projects as Nabucco, which had no sound financial or supply basis.

Jobbik believes that the EU member states which are impacted by the pipeline's route have recently been placed under considerable pressure by the European Union and, indirectly, by the USA in order to halt or even prevent the implementation of the South Stream project. In the party's opinion, a supreme controlling body needs to be formed in the Hungarian National Assembly in order to review the government's measures taken during the planning and implementation phase so that Hungarian interests could exclusively be observed. Learning from the example of Bulgaria and other countries, Jobbik submitted this draft resolution so that the Hungarian government could not be placed under similar pressure.

The party's press release says it is unfortunate that the governing parties did not consider this proposal important enough for the Parliament to hold a proper debate about it. The MPs expressed their hope that the rejection was not a result of the Trans-Atlantic pressure mentioned above. Jobbik will continue to do its best in the Hungarian National Assembly to prevent Hungary's strategic energy related interests being overruled by current, short-term political goals as well as to ensure that the natural gas pipeline South Stream be realized as soon as possible so that Hungary's gas supply would not depend on the outcome of the Ukrainian crisis.