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Denmark Proposes Postponing Energy-Bill Payments as Prices Surge

Danish consumers will be able to postpone paying part of their energy and heating costs as the energy crisis pushes bills to fresh records, according to a proposal announced by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Wednesday. 

The measure, expected to cost 45 billion Danish kroner ($6.1 billion), is designed to support households under pressure from soaring costs after Russia curbed natural gas exports to the region, Frederiksen said at a news conference in Copenhagen. The proposal would allow homes to defer additional costs incurred as a result of price increases above levels from a year ago.