Increase in energy prices to be discussed in the European Union
EU head spokesman Leates: energy prices hit the finances of union residents
High energy prices seriously put pressure on the purchasing power of EU residents, the EU leadership must think about how to mitigate the situation, spokesman for the head of the European Council Barend Leits told reporters.
“The current price increases are taking place amid the ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on our economy and society. High energy prices are putting serious pressure on the purchasing power of our citizens. Many families are still feeling the effects of the pandemic. In the short term, we need focus on the pressing problems of our households, industry and small and medium-sized enterprises. This is primarily the responsibility of the EU member states. But we need to discuss how the EU can help, “he said.
Source: Al Jazeera website