FILE PHOTO: Pipes at the landfall facilities of the 'Nord Stream 1' gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke//File Photo

On Tuesday (9.30 a.m.) the ministers responsible for energy in the EU states are discussing a possible stop in the supply of gas from Russia. The focus of the special meeting in Brussels should be the preparation for such an emergency.

Last week, the EU Commission presented an emergency plan that should make it possible to set mandatory savings targets in the event of a gas emergency. Initially, however, the EU countries should voluntarily consume significantly less gas between August 2022 and March 2023.