The EESC welcomes targeted measures helping Europeans to pay their energy bills

14 Oct: The EESC welcomes targeted measures helping Europeans to pay their energy bills

(Source: European Economic and Social Committee)

With rising energy prices having an ever-increasing impact on businesses, workers and civil society at large, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomes the European Commission’s toolbox to mitigate the negative effect. EESC is also pleased that the document echoes a number of its proposals and calls for care to be taken to ensure that no one is left behind.

Energy poverty is a distressing problem to which many Europeans are exposed. The COVID-19 health and economic crisis, together with rising energy costs, have widened inequalities.

While easing the burden on low-income households …