The Government rejects the Brussels proposal to cut gas consumption by 15%

The Spanish Government has expressed this Wednesday its rejection of the European Commission’s proposal that all the countries of the European Union voluntarily reduce their gas consumption by 15% until next spring to prepare for a possible cut in Russian supply.

“We defend European values, but we cannot assume a sacrifice on which they have not even asked us for a prior opinion”, said the third vice president and minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, at a press conference, who believes that the idea “does not is not necessarily the most effective, nor the most efficient, nor the fairest”.

“Whatever happens, Spanish families are not going to suffer gas or electricity cuts in their homes,” added the minister, who has insisted that Spain is also “going to defend the position” of its industry.

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