“After a weekend full of negotiations, I can announce that we have convened the extraordinary meeting of the Energy Council. We will meet in Brussels on September 9,” said the Czech Industry Minister, Jozef Sikela, the country that holds the six-month presidency from the EU.
Sikela has indicated that Europe “must fix the energy market. An EU-level solution is by far the best we can do,” he defended in a message on social media.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala announced last week an urgent meeting of energy ministers to discuss measures to deal with the energy market situation and energy saving plans to ensure the bloc’s energy security.
This meeting will come after this Monday, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, confirmed that Brussels is working on an “emergency intervention and structural reform of the electricity market”, after noting that it was designed “for other circumstances” and that is behind the exorbitant prices paid on the continent.
“The era of Russian fossil fuels in Europe is over and freeing ourselves from blackmail will bring us more power to defend the global order,” the German conservative proclaimed at a forum in Slovenia.
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