Commissioner Simson to participate in the Extraordinary Energy Council tomorrow

Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, will represent the Commission at the Extraordinary Energy Council in Brussels on 9 September 2022. The Commissioner will exchange views with the EU energy ministers on possible emergency measures to mitigate high energy prices, based on a Commission non-paper setting out the measures outlined by President von der Leyen yesterday (full statement here).

The meeting will also be an opportunity to discuss with the Member States energy preparedness for the upcoming winter. Ahead of the meeting, Commissioner Simson said:

EU households and businesses are faced with exorbitant energy bills due to Russia’s continuous weaponisation of its supplies and the daunting impacts of climate change on energy production. I look forward to discussing with EU ministers the way forward on how we can support EU consumers to make it safely and affordably through the winter.

At the end of the meeting, the Commissioner will participate in a press conference with the Czech Presidency of the Council that can be followed online on Ebs.