News Energy crisis: Scholz promises quick relief for citizens and companies
France limits the increase in the price of electricity and gas
© Reuters - Pool The Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne and the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, on September 14, 2022, during September 14, 2022, when of a press conference. The price shield will be extended in 2023 to limit the rise in electricity and gas prices to 15%, the French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced. Energy checks from 100 to 200 euros will also be distributed at 12 million households.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has guaranteed citizens and companies rapid help in view of the high energy prices. To implement the relief packages, "the necessary support is quickly organized", Scholz said "Chancellor compact" on Saturday in his weekly Internet format. This applies to the citizens, but also "for companies that now have high energy bills and do not know how to continue their business".
It is about "that nobody has to deal with the new challenges alone," said Scholz. The federal government also wants to ensure that "electricity prices are falling again by changing the market design".
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Olaf Scholz invites the social partners to the second concerted action. Gas Commission should make suggestions by the end of October.
Scholz visits Saudi Arabia and Katar
oil and gas export countries so that this also succeeds in gas prices, his government has used a commission and speak "with the European Union and with all those who export gas to Europe and from Germany," said The Chancellor, who attended the important oil and gas export countries Saudi Arabia, united Arab Emirates and Qatar at the weekend. Scholz confirmed that despite the unusual Russian gas deliveries, he considers the energy supply to be secured.
The Federal Government has made far -reaching decisions since the beginning of the year "that we can ensure the supply of coal, oil and gas that the electricity supply continues to work". It can therefore be said today: "We will probably get through." The Chancellor also referred to the global effects of the Russian war of attack against Ukraine.
“We hear the news from the destruction, from the many deaths. But we also know: Russia will not win this war, ”he said. But there are "many other fields of battle". Hunger is "a great danger for many countries in Africa, for people in the south of America, in Asia." That is why everything was done to "be exported from Ukraine so that there is no hunger atrophe". (AFP)
Energy companies must pay .
Energy companies in the EU to relieve the relief in view of the increased prices to pay off households. The EU Minister of Energy approved an emergency package on Friday. On the one hand, binding goals for saving electricity are agreed. © Virginia Mayo/AP/DPA Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (M) with the Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto (L) and the Dutch Minister of Energy Rob Jetten at the meeting in Brussels.