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News: Olaf Scholz calls for electricity price brake and radical reform of the EU

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Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has opened openly for an energy price brake at European level. The EU had to "make structural changes that cause prices to fall again," said Scholz on Monday (August 29) at a joint press appearance with the Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala in Prague.

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Current electricity prices were "not justified", the Chancellor emphasized whether he was promoting price lids.

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The aim is to "discharge the citizens' targeted relief" and households, emphasized Scholz. Southern EU countries such as Spain or Greece have been calling for market interventions for months. So far, however, they have failed, among other things, due to German resistance.

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Scholz emphasized that because of the consequences of the Ukraine War, there was now "a great willingness to change something". He therefore expects quick resolutions.

In his fundamental speech at the Karls University in Prague, the SPD politician campaigned for simpler decision-making processes, a crisis-proof asylum system and closer cooperation in the areas of armor and defense. Specifically, Scholz announced that they want to build a new air defense system together with European neighbors.

Olaf Scholz wants to reform for the EU

"We have to bring the weight of the united Europe even more to the fore," said the Chancellor during his one -day visit to the Czech Republic, which is currently in the EU. "Together we have the very best chances of shaping and shaping the 21st century in our European sense."

The Czech EU chairmanship has convened a special meeting of the Minister of Energy in Brussels for September 9, as Fiala said. As a possible solution, he described a decoupling of the electricity price from the gas price, since the energy market "no longer works properly". In connection with the energy supply in the coming winter,

Fiala also spoke out for a longer use of the German nuclear power plants. (AFP)

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