Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban will stop so-called “fuel tourism” from Friday. This was announced by Hungarian Chancellery Minister Gergely Gulyás at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday. From Friday, only vehicles with Hungarian license plates will be able to fill up with petrol or diesel for the cheap unit price of 480 forints (1.24 euros) for a liter.
According to Gulyás, Hungary has the cheapest fuel prices compared to other European countries, which has led to visible “fuel tourism” at the petrol stations in the border regions. This measure was taken in the interests of “eliminating abuse”, the minister stressed. However, Hungary is likely to be violating the EU principle of equal treatment with this measure.