Poland to push for gas price cap at EU summit
Poland will urge the EU to introduce a price cap on natural gas, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said ahead of the EU summit on Thursday.
The two-day summit of leaders of the 27 European Union countries started in Brussels on Thursday is to discuss the latest developments in Russia's war on Ukraine, and work on emergency measures related to the energy crisis.
Poland is among 15 member states demanding a ceiling on what the EU pays for gas.
"Poland will once again will stand strongly in favour of a gas price cap or a gas price corridor," Morawiecki said, adding that more and more countries support such a measure.
The Polish prime minister also said that given the role of the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) in shaping energy prices, he would call on the European Commission to freeze the price of CO2 emission allowances at EUR 20 or EUR 30.
In his opinion, this would bring financial relief to citizens across all of Europe.