October 6, 2021
ROME (Reuters) – The European Commission will soon present a plan to become the single buyer for energy for all the European Union member states, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday.
“The Commission will present a proposal to be discussed at the next European Council,” Draghi told reporters after a EU meeting in Slovenia.
He added he considered building a Europe-wide consortium to stock gas a positive option, although this was not yet under discussion within the bloc.
“We should not be unprepared to spikes in energy price that have consequences for the economy,” Draghi said.
(Reporting by Angelo Amante, editing by Stephen Jewkes)
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