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EU Struggles to Pass Energy Package Amid Divisions on Gas Cap

  • Energy ministers debate crisis measures in Brussels today
  • Spain, Poland criticize emergency gas price brake proposal
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Divisions in the European Union over how to contain the economic fallout from surging gas prices are threatening to undercut the bloc’s solidarity, with energy ministers holding an emergency meeting on Thursday to try to overcome the differences.

The aim is to reach an agreement on a package that includes strengthening a mechanism for joint gas purchases, limiting intraday price volatility, and enabling faster permitting for renewable energy projects.