EU prepares for its first winter without Russian gas

The next one or two winters, the European Union should be ready to spend without Russian gas. The European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, announced the possibility of such a scenario, TASS reports.

According to him, such a decision implies a number of priority measures. EU countries can extend the operation of their nuclear power plants and coal plants.

"We have made a decision: we are preparing for a winter without Russian gas. In order to get through this winter and possibly next winter, EU states can extend the operation of their nuclear power plants or coal plants," Breton said.

In turn, Deputy Head of the European Commission Frans Timmermans stressed the importance of switching to alternative energy, which, in the face of extremely high gas prices, became profitable for the first time.

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Author`s name: Petr Ernilin