The European Commission is considering the possibility of allowing EU countries to limit gas prices for consumers when supplies from Russia are stopped. It is assumed that the support measure will be valid during the transition period. Reuters with reference to Welt am Sonntag. An EC document on short-term interventions in the energy markets came into the possession of a German newspaper.
The European Commission believes that EU countries should be allowed to regulate the consumer price of gas to protect against price hikes. Funding for the measure would require “significant sums,” the newspaper wrote.
Since April 1, by decree of President Vladimir Putin, Gazprom has switched to a scheme of paying for gas with unfriendly countries in rubles. A number of countries refused to comply with these requirements, as a result, Russia cut off supplies to Bulgaria and Poland. Moscow also imposed sanctions against the 31st European company, which in fact began to introduce a phased embargo on gas supplies to the EU.
For more details, see Kommersant’s material “Sanctions for multi-gas use.”
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