(ANSA) – VIENNA, AUG 28 – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer has called on the European Union to “unhook the price of electricity from that of gas” to lower it, and said that this topic is on the table at the next emergency meeting on energy. “The price of electricity must go down” and “Putin must not be allowed to decide every day” for the Europeans, the Chancellor said.
“We must stop this madness that is currently raging on the energy markets”, he added, specifying that this is only possible within a European framework and not just a national one.
All of Europe is hit by the surge in energy prices and Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala – whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU semester – announced on Friday the calling of an emergency meeting of the ministers of the EU. Power. “The issue (of price uncoupling) will be on the agenda”, assured the Austrian Chancellor, who says he talked about it with his German counterpart Olaf Scholz and with Fiala himself. (HANDLE).