The German government decided to raise the annual gas bill for individuals by 600 euros to allow importers to compensate for the price increase following the decline in Russian shipments starting next October.
“The aim of this decision is to secure gas supplies in the wake of the German and European energy crisis due to the war between Russia and Ukraine,” German Economy Minister Robert Habeck told AFP, noting that the government would find a way to exempt this new tax from the value tax. added.
Habek added: The additional cost will be accompanied by a new aid package.
Berlin plans to pump billions of euros into Uniper, Germany's largest gas importer and depot, which has been hit hard by a drop in Russian gas shipments since mid-June.
The European plan to reduce gas consumption by 15 percent entered into force on the ninth of this month, amid the escalating energy price crisis in the old continent.
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