European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed two days ago that they want to set a fixed price for Russian gas. This will reduce Russia’s profits from gas sales and stabilize gas prices in Europe.
But the Guardian reported that the energy ministers of most of the 27 member countries of the union have “expressed reluctance” with Ursula’s proposal.
A diplomat told The Guardian there had been much debate over fixing gas prices, saying the European Commission would have to come up with proposals that would lower gas prices, but at the same time keep gas supplies stable.
Meanwhile, the G-7 alliance agreed to fix the price of Russian oil before the European Union made the proposal.
But Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Russia will not supply gas, oil, or heating oil to Europe if Russia’s energy prices are fixed.
Putin also threatened to freeze Europe like a fairy tale wolf’s tail.
As a result, European countries fear that if the gas price is fixed, the Russian gas supply to Europe will be stopped forever.
Source: The Guardian