High energy prices top agendas across EU meetings

Electricity and heating prices have risen considerably in recent years, leaving a mark on policy agendas.

Ursula von der Leyen thinks that high gas prices give even more reason to accelerate transitioning to greener power sources. | Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

European energy prices continue to rise, causing concern in many of the continent's nations hosting residents hard-pressed to pay costlier bills – and this has not gone unnoticed in EU circles.

While not originally set as a point to address, the surging prices have nonetheless appeared on the agenda of Wednesday's meeting of EU institutions – both at a summit in Slovenia, a ministerial meeting in Luxembourg, and at an EU Parliament congregation in Strasbourg.

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