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Finland, Sweden and Denmark express support for Commission’s plans to lower energy prices

Government Communications Department
Publication date 8.9.2022 17.20 | Published in English on 8.9.2022 at 17.37
Press release
Suomen pääministeri Sanna Marin, Ruotsin pääministeri Magdalena Andersson ja Tanskan pääministeri Mette Frederiksen

Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson and Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen have sent a letter to President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen about the current energy situation. In their letter, they expressed their support for the plans announced by the Commission on 7 September and presented their common priorities for measures to lower energy prices.

The Prime Ministers stressed the importance of taking the measures needed to curb the price of gas and stabilise the energy derivatives market. They also expressed their support for coordinated EU-wide measures to reduce energy consumption. In addition, the Prime Ministers underlined the importance of accelerating the green transition, which is the best way to improve energy security and phase out fossil fuels from Russia.

The Prime Ministers reiterated that the current energy crisis is due to Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine. As part of this attack, Russia is also waging an energy war against the whole of Europe.

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, Director General, EU Affairs Department, tel. +358 50 468 5949 and Saara Pokki, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 50 478 6363, Prime Minister’s Office