Brussels, 26th July  2022 (TDI): In the wake of growing energy crisis as a result of the Russia-Ukraine ongoing war, the European Union has taken a decisive step to curb the threat of full gas disruption by the Russian Federation.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen took to Twitter and announced the important decision on developing a comprehensive response towards European Energy Security.

She also strongly welcomed the endorsement by the Council of the Council Regulation on coordinated demand reduction measures for gas.

To get ready for the upcoming winter, the EU will reduce its gas use in a systematic and coordinated manner. This is due to the political agreement by the Council. Its foundation is the Commission’s previous week’s proposal, “Save gas for a safe winter.”

It completes all previous REPowerEU initiatives.  These initiatives include steps to increase energy efficiency, diversify gas supply sources, and advance renewable energy development.

The joint decision to cut back by 15% is significant and will help us stock up on supplies before winter.

The EU now has a solid groundwork for the essential unity between the Member States related to energy security.

Furthermore, the EU has shared a clear message that it will take all necessary precautions to safeguard its supply security and protect its consumers, whether they be households or businesses.