The European Parliament drew attention to the deteriorating situation with energy prices in the EU

News   |  06.09. 2022

Czech MEP Tomasz Zdechovsky drew attention to the sharp rise in energy prices and the rise in price against this background of the cost of living in the EU. RT got acquainted with the politician’s appeal to the European Commission containing arguments on this matter.
“Across the EU, energy prices continue to skyrocket, exacerbating the cost-of-living crisis that Europeans are facing. For example, on the German exchange, the cost (of contracts for. – RT) electricity supplies for the next year increased by 340%, to €650 per MWh, and at auctions in the Netherlands, the price of gas increased by 200%, to €280 per MWh,” Zdechovsky said in a statement.

At the same time, he expressed the opinion that coordinated actions at the European level can “drastically mitigate price hikes.” So, he recalled that earlier the European Commission proposed to reduce energy consumption in all EU countries by 15%.

Against this background, Zdechovsky asked the EC what other measures, in addition to the current ones, it would take “to combat the sharp rise in energy prices and the associated cost of living crisis.”

“Will the European Commission consider using non-renewable energy sources to counterbalance rising energy prices?” the parliamentarian also asked.

Earlier, former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl said that Europe is in decline due to ignorance.