MOSCOW, September 13 – PRIME. The European Commission’s collegium will meet in Strasbourg on Tuesday to discuss “urgent energy measures”, initiatives on cybersecurity and media freedom, EC spokesman Eric Mamer said.
It is planned that on Wednesday these proposals will be presented during the annual address of the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen to the deputies of the European Parliament at the plenary session in Strasbourg.
“Before the annual speech of the head of the EC on Wednesday in Strasbourg on Tuesday, a meeting of the board of the European Commission with an ambitious agenda will take place,” Mamer wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, the energy ministers of the EU countries instructed the European Commission to study the possibility of imposing a price limit on all gas imports to the EU against the backdrop of rising energy prices. In addition, the EC should consider the possibility of a coordinated reduction in energy consumption in the EU countries, as well as the use of excess profits of energy companies to stabilize the market situation.
The EC plans to consider another proposal to introduce a mechanism that will allow Brussels to quickly and effectively respond to crises in the European single market.
With regard to the media freedom initiative, the European Commission is expected to come up with a tool that will allow Brussels to better monitor compliance with EU rules in member states.