Von der Leyen pushes Governments on gas price cap
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will insist with EU leaders this week on the need for a gas price cap and to ensure any financial support measures allow fair competition. EU governments have debated a gas price cap for weeks, without reaching an agreement. While a majority of EU members support some form of cap, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands are opposed, citing concerns over the security of supply. In a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the EU executive chief said she would lay out a roadmap in a letter to the leaders who will gather in Prague from Thursday. Von der Leyen said the European Union had to ensure individual members did not outbid each other for gas on world markets and drive prices up.
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