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EU ministers discuss energy situation in Europe

EU energy ministers met in Luxembourg
EU energy ministers met in Luxembourg
BRUSSELS, June 27 (KUNA) -- European Union Energy Ministers met in Luxembourg Monday and discussed the energy situation in the EU in the context of the war in Ukraine.
According to an EU statement released after the meeting, Ministers held a political discussion on current developments in the natural gas sector and shared information on their country's preparedness level for next winter.
In this context, the ministers welcomed the Power-EU plan, presented by the European Commission in May and the creation of the EU Energy Platform, which will have the task of working with international suppliers and managing voluntary gas purchases.
EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson told a press conference this evening that they held an in-depth discussion on gas supply to Europe.
"And it's important that we had that discussion, as the situation is deteriorating.
While the gas supply to the Member States is currently guaranteed, the security of supply risks are greater than ever," she warned.
The ministers agreed to reduce energy consumption at EU level by 36 percent for final energy consumption and 39 percent for primary energy consumption by 2030.
The ministerial adopted its general approaches on two proposals that tackle the energy aspects of the EU's climate transition under the 'Fit for 55' package which aims to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in EU by at least 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. (end) nk.mb