Austria refuses to support the proposal of the European Commission to limit the price of Russian gas

Austrian Energy Minister Leonora Geisler refused to support a proposal to introduce a ceiling on the price of Russian gas.

It happened on the sidelines of a meeting of the economy and energy ministers in Brussels in response to questions from the press, where the minister added: “At the moment, this is not a proposal that we can support.” The minister’s speech was broadcast on the website of the European Commission.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen earlier, at the end of August last year, announced the need to introduce restrictions on Russian gas, and also reported that the European Commission is working on quick and long-term measures to improve the situation amid high electricity prices in the European Union, which are mainly depend on the cost of gas.

For his part, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has previously indicated that after Europe’s withdrawal from Russian gas, Gazprom’s attempts to find alternative buyers will be more active, but it will also need to be explored how to compensate for the reduction in volumes.

Source: RIA Novosti

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