Energy prices: how the EU wants to avert the energy crisis – politics

The European Commission has recognized the explosive mix that arises when electricity, petrol and gas prices rise and Europe needs to become greener at the same time. How she wants to defuse the situation.


Bjorn Finke, Brussels

If something is broken, pull out the toolbox and hopefully fix the problem. EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson will also present a kind of toolbox in Brussels this Wednesday. This is how the Authority refers to its compilation of recommendations on how Member States should respond to rapidly rising prices for gas, petrol and electricity. But it is already clear that this toolkit cannot solve the problem in the short term. However, the Commission should not ignore the issue either. The debate on the social impact of expensive energy could jeopardize the EU’s ambitious climate protection program and fuel debate on the right energy mix. An overview.

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