MOSCOW, September 9 — PRIME. Belgium does not agree with the introduction of a “ceiling” on prices only for Russian gas, the European Union should limit the cost of all types of “blue fuel”, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo said in an interview with Politico newspaper.
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has previously stated the need to introduce a price ceiling for Russian gas. At the end of August, she also announced that the EC is working on prompt and longer-term measures to improve the situation against the backdrop of rising electricity prices in the EU, which mainly depend on the cost of blue fuel.
The prime minister urged to urgently establish a “wide” ceiling on all types of gas, including those supplied from Russia. According to him, the price restriction should apply to raw materials imported into the EU from anywhere in the world.
“This (restrictions – ed.) should include all types of gas,” De Croo said.
The politician noted that the introduction of measures should be implemented in a “dynamic way” so that traders still have a reason to sell gas to Europe, and not, for example, to Asian markets.
“Restricting the price of Russian gas only is a purely political goal. I do not see any additional advantages in this. We will not agree to this,” the Belgian prime minister said.
According to Politico, de Croo’s statements “reveal divisions within the European Union over how to respond to the growing economic crisis.”