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EU to Hold Emergency Energy Meeting on Sept. 9, Czechs Say

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, left, and Petr Fiala, Czech Republic's prime minister, right, during a news conference in Litomysl, Czech Republic, on July 1.

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, left, and Petr Fiala, Czech Republic's prime minister, right, during a news conference in Litomysl, Czech Republic, on July 1.

Photographer: Milan Jaros/Bloomberg

The Czech Republic, which holds the European Union’s rotating presidency, called an extraordinary meeting of energy ministers to discuss a bloc-wide solution to the spike in power markets. 

The meeting, which will take place in Brussels on Sept. 9, will debate concrete measures to tackle the energy crisis, according to Industry and Trade Minister Jozef Sikela. The energy market “has stopped functioning and we have to fix it,” Sikela told reporters in Prague on Monday.