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Energy Price Jump Hijacks EU Debate on Green Overhaul (2)

Sept. 22, 2021, 6:11 PM

The unprecedented spike in natural gas and power prices is forcing its way up the European Union’s political agenda after hijacking a meeting of member states on the bloc’s ambitious transition to a green economy.

Ministers from most of the region’s 27 nations, from Sweden to Greece, voiced concerns at their gathering in Slovenia on Wednesday about energy prices hitting all-time highs. Rates have soared just as the bloc’s economies are rebounding from the Covid-19 pandemic, which could slow down political talks about turning EU’s strategy to reach climate neutrality into reality.

The energy crisis is likely to be added ...

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