The EU countries will discuss new plans this month to do something about the sky-high energy bills. On September 30, the energy ministers will consider the proposals they have asked the European Commission for.

The ministers “will finish on September 30 what we started last week”, tweets the energy minister of the Czech Republic, which will be the EU president this six months. He again convenes an additional energy council in Brussels.

EU countries feel the time is running out as more citizens and businesses cannot pay the bills. They have asked the committee, among other things, for a proposal for a price ceiling for gas but are still divided on this.

The EU’s executive board wants to propose, among other things, to impose targets on the member states for electricity savings and to skim off the excess profits of energy companies. Commission president Ursula von der Leyen is expected to unveil the plans in her annual ‘throne speech’ on Wednesday.

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