Roof at the price of gas, Cingolani-Habeck phone call. Pressing of Draghi at the European Council – Corriere.it

Roof at the price of gas, Cingolani-Habeck phone call. Pressing of Draghi at the European Council – Corriere.it
Roof at the price of gas, Cingolani-Habeck phone call. Pressing of Draghi at the European Council – Corriere.it

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT IN BRUSSELS
Italy continues to press in Europe to introduce a ceiling on the price of gas (the so-called Price Cap) imported from Russia by tube. The premier Mario Draghi will raise the issue at the European Council held on Thursday afternoon and Friday. The Minister of Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani Thursday morning he heard the German Vice-Chancellor and Economy Minister Robert Habeck in a phone call that EU diplomatic sources define as alignment.

What is the price cap and what changes for Russian gas in Europe

From Berlin there were only millimeter movements, explained another diplomatic Source on Wednesday afternoon, but there is availability for debate. Doubts also remain in the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The limit on the price of gas could take the form of a kind of duty reversed against Russia, which in fact cannot give up on selling gas to Europe that arrives via pipeline as it cannot find alternative buyers in the short term. The legal form of the sanction would be quicker but it still requires that all 27 member states agree and at the moment this consensus does not yet exist.

The use of gas as a weapon for Putin’s Russia

Meanwhile, Rome has obtained that in the conclusions of the summit the use of gas as a weapon by Russia is indicated and the mention of the Council conclusions of 30 and 31 May in which the Commission was invited to examine together with the international partners ways to contain the increase in energy prices, including the feasibility of introducing temporary caps on import prices. The Council, the drafts read, will call on the Commission to continue its efforts to ensure energy supply at affordable prices. But there is an attempt to make the reference in the final draft that the Member States are negotiating even more explicit.

The article is in Italian

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