Absurd conditions to cap gas prices in Europe: the peculiar sense of humor of the European Commission
Who said EU civil servants were grey, dull and humorless? This week the European Commission has just proved us the contrary, even if its sense of humor is quite particular. The fifteen member states that have been asking for months for the European executive to draft a proposal to cap the price of gas in Europe have had bitter experience of this. For these countries, led by Belgium, this cap would allow to take back the reins of a market without compass, to avoid slippages and above all soaring household and business bills.
However, the Commission has been acting for months as if it did not fully understand the request. Because the idea of intervening to correct a market does not please him too much. It is against nature. And then that would run the risk of scaring away all our new friends who today supply us with very, very expensive gas instead of Russia.
In short, Kadri Simson, the commissioner in charge of energy, dragged her feet for a long time to do her homework. And then finally, by dint of insisting, this week, she had to pull a text out of her hat
#Absurd #conditions #cap #gas #prices #Europe #peculiar #sense #humor #European #Commission