Because some states in the midst of the current energy crisis are demanding excessive prices for fossil fuels, the Green Economics Minister has sharply criticized some commodity exporters. He calls on friendly countries to stand by the EU in solidarity.
The Green politician mentioned the United States in this context. "The United States turned to us when oil prices skyrocketed, and national oil reserves were then tapped in Europe. I think such solidarity would also be good for curbing gas prices," Habeck said, referring to the government in Washington.
According to the minister, the EU should "bundle its market power and orchestrate smart and synchronized purchasing behavior by the EU states so that individual EU countries do not outbid each other and drive up world market prices". The European market power is "enormous" and only has to be used.