Czech Republic to Host Emergency Meeting of EU Energy Ministers on September 9

The Czech Republic will convene an extraordinary meeting of EU energy ministers on September 9, Reuters reported with reference to the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Jozef Sikela.

Prague announced its intention to convene an urgent meeting on August 26. Earlier, Prime Minister Petr Fiala on Twitter also said that the Czech Presidency of the EU would convene an extraordinary meeting of energy ministers.

According to him, this meeting it is planned to consider specific emergency measures to address the energy situation.

On August 28, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer called to stop the madness that is happening in the energy market and work out a common solution for the EU.

He also called for abandoning the principle of linking the price of gas to the cost of electricity.

Fiala and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed on Monday that a Europe-wide solution to the issue of energy prices had to be found.

Mr. Scholz said that present electricity prices were unjust because the cost of production was not so high, adding that structural change was needed.

Mr. Fiala reiterated that Czechia wished to be involved in the development of a European energy infrastructure and to acquire capacity in natural gas terminals that Germany plans to build.

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