EU member states have agreed to reduce their gas consumption

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12:51 p.m : This agreement aims above all to help Germany, which is very dependent on Russian gas, which is the first to bear the brunt of a stop in Russian deliveries. “If chemicals were to be coughed up in Germany, the whole of European industry would come to a standstill”recalled France this morning, giving its support for the European plan.

12:42 p.m : “Saving gas now will help us cope. This winter will be cheaper and easier for EU citizens and industry.”

The agreement concluded by the EU countries first provides for the application on the basis of “volunteering”before a possible trigger of an alert that would make a 15% reduction in gas demand in each State mandatory.


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12:34 in the afternoon : “It’s not mission impossible”, pleased the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, after the agreement was reached on a plan for the coordinated reduction of gas consumption in Europe. He sees this as a strong response to “a test in Russia to divide the EU by using energy resources as a weapon”.

12:42 p.m : The version approved by Twenty-Seven contains a series of exemptions linked to the particular situation of each country in relation to gas. However, each state must do so “all possible” to reduce its consumption by at least 15% compared to the average of the last five years, mainly by reducing the heating of buildings.

12:23 p.m : The European Commission proposed, last week, to reduce by 15% the European demand for gas from each Member State from August, to get through the winter despite the reduction of Russian shipments. Facing opposition in many countries, this text was revised.

12:15 p.m : EU members agree on a plan to reduce their gas consumption.

12:29 : At noon, here’s the latest news item:

Elisabeth Borne asked “example” to ministers and administrations in terms of energy efficiency. The Prime Minister wants to put in place a series of targeted measures “reducing energy consumption and accelerating the exit from fossil fuels”.

Debates are still skating in the Assembly. After an epic first week, the discussions are again heated in the second part of purchasing power measures. MEPs failed to scrutinize key provisions such as the nationalization of EDF.

The Russian gas giant Gazprom has announced that it will significantly reduce the delivery of Russian gas to Europe through the Nord Stream gas pipeline. The group requested a technical reason, Berlin does not believe this explanation. Follow our live.

“No tax on OJ”promised Emmanuel Macron in an interview with The group. Two years before the opening of the Paris Olympics, on July 26, 2024, the slogan was also revealed yesterday by the organizers: “Let’s open the Games.”

Day by day, the long list of restrictions on the use of water is increasing: almost all of metropolitan France, 90 out of 96 departments, are now on drought alert, at different levels.

12:28 : Ukraine signed an agreement on Friday with Russia to revive grain exports, which did not prevent Moscow from hitting the major southern city. At the port, employees go to work with fear. “We don’t expect anything good. We have two ships held hostage by the Russian aggression, we are thinking how to get them out of the port. No one can guarantee their safety”trusted franceinfo to a loading manager at the port of Odessa.

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11:58 : Gas prices in Europe continue to rise. They reached their highest level since the historical record in March, after the announcement of new cuts in deliveries through the Nord Stream gas pipeline of the Russian gas giant Gazprom. Around 11 am, the Dutch TTF, the benchmark for natural gas in Europe, changed to 189.75 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), shortly after exceeding 190 euros per MWh.

10:21 a.m : Putin’s gas war against Europe is a direct continuation of his war on Ukraine. Wherever he can bring harm, he will. He will use every European trust in Russia to destroy the normal life of every European family. The only way is to fight hard and get rid of any dependency.

10:24 in the morning : “Putin’s gas war against Europe is a direct continuation of his war against Ukraine. Wherever he hurts, he.

As Gazprom announced further reductions in gas supplies, the Ukrainian foreign minister warned on Twitter which Vladimir Putin is likely to use every European trust in Russia to destroy the normal life of every European family”. He called on the EU to respond.

09:44 : (3/3) Russia will continue to prioritize efforts to degrade and destroy Ukraine’s anti-ship capabilities. However, Russian targeting processes tend to be often undermined by dated intelligence, poor planning, and a top-down approach to operations.

09:44 : (2/3) Russia almost certainly perceives anti-ship missiles as a significant threat limiting the effectiveness of their Black Sea Fleet. This greatly undermined the overall invasion plan, as Russia could not realistically attempt an amphibious assault on sixteen Odesa.

09:43 : (1/3)On 24 July 2022, Russian cruise missiles hit the port of Odesa port in Ukraine. The Russian MoD claims to have hit a Ukrainian warship and a stockpile of anti-ship missiles. There is no indication that those targets were in the area where the missiles hit.

09:47 : Sa Twitterthe British Ministry of Defense disputed Russia’s version of the Odessa missile attack. “The Russian Defense Ministry claims to have hit a Ukrainian warship and a stockpile of anti-ship missiles. There is no indication that those targets are where the missiles hit.

09:57 : As of 9 am, here are the headlines:

Elisabeth Borne asked “example” to ministers and administrations in terms of energy efficiency. The Prime Minister wants to put in place a series of targeted measures “reducing energy consumption and accelerating the exit from fossil fuels”.

Debates are still skating in the Assembly. After an epic first week, the discussions are again heated in the second part of purchasing power measures. MEPs failed to scrutinize key provisions such as the nationalization of EDF.

“No tax on OJ”promised Emmanuel Macron in an interview with The group. Two years before the opening of the Paris Olympics, on July 26, 2024, the slogan was also revealed yesterday by the organizers: “Let’s open the Games.”

Russian gas giant Gazprom has announced that it will significantly reduce Russian gas deliveries to Europe through the Nord Stream gas pipeline. The group requested a technical reason, Berlin does not believe this explanation.

Day by day, the long list of restrictions is growing: almost all of metropolitan France, 90 out of 96 departments, are now placed on drought alert, to varying degrees.

09:29 : “Unity and unity are the best weapons we have against Putin.”

The new severe cut in gas supplies announced by Gazprom is “more proof” that Europe must “Reduce its dependence as soon as possible on Russian supplies”estimated the Czech Minister of Energy, before a meeting in Brussels with his counterparts at Twenty Seven.

07:32 : First stone of this live, I offer you an update of the news:

Debates are still skating in the Assembly. After an epic first week, the discussions are again heated in the second part of purchasing power measures. MPs failed to consider key provisions such as the nationalization of EDF.

“No tax on OJ”promised Emmanuel Macron in an interview with The group. Two years before the opening of the Paris Olympics, on July 26, 2024, the slogan was also revealed yesterday by the organizers: “Let’s open the Games.”

The government has announced that it is moving “extra arms” to vaccinate against monkeypox, at a time when elected officials and associations criticized the lack of methods. A vaccinodrome will open in Paris.

Russian gas giant Gazprom has announced that it will significantly reduce Russian gas deliveries to Europe through the Nord Stream gas pipeline. The group requested a technical reason, Berlin does not believe this explanation.

Day by day, the long list of restrictions is growing: almost all of metropolitan France, 90 out of 96 departments, are now placed on drought alert, to varying degrees.

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