By: P.T., STA
EU energy ministers discussed ways to tackle rising power and gas prices. Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson said the Commission could validate “short-term temporary measures” to tackle the effects of the rising prices.
She listed tax and excise policies, targeted measures for the energy poor, temporary measures for households and small companies, and direct support for consumers as measures that would be “in accordance with EU regulations”. Infrastructure Minister Jernej Vrtovec described the Commission’s Fit for 55 package as a much needed step forward and said the general consensus was that the package was good, but there was quite a bit of work ahead.