Spain to ask for decisive action from the EU to curb energy prices

Spain has the largest network of regasification plants in Europe, critical infrastructures in the current energy crisis because of their capacity to unload liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments, at a time when the energy supplies from Russia are at risk of being halted. [EPA-EFE / Chema Moya]

Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez is expected to ask the EU to be “more ambitious” and adopt new measures to curb the tremendous rise in energy prices in Europe, during the summit on Thursday in Brussels.

The response given so far by the EU is “insufficient”, government sources told EURACTIV’s partner EFE on Wednesday.

Sánchez will convey a strong message on the urgent need to give a common and swift response to the escalation of energy prices in the EU.

On Wednesday, the Minister for Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, stressed that consumers would see a significant reduction in their electricity bill by the end of the year, to 2018 levels, EFE reported.

(Fernando Heller | EuroEFE.EURACTIV.es)

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