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EU Puts Energy Crisis Steps on Hold to Address Gas Price Cap

  • Ministers agreed on language for several emergency measures
  • Approval of energy package likely to slip to mid-December
Tinne Van der Straeten

Tinne Van der Straeten

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The European Union paused efforts to approve a package of emergency measures to curb the fallout from high natural gas prices as member states struggled to resolve a deep split over a push to cap the cost of gas.

Energy ministers holding an extraordinary meeting in Brussels agreed on the content of several emergency measures, but will delay formal approval until mid-December, EU energy chief Kadri Simson told reporters, with a group of countries pushing to toughen the price-cap plan.