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The tax is supposed to keep vulnerable European citizens from having to tighten their belts, while energy companies with skyrocketing profits pay little or no share of the burden.
In addition, the group believes the tax would help finance the Winter Preparedness Action Plan presented by the Commission to combat the dependence on Russian gas next winter.
“We live in a historical moment where old partnerships with third countries for gas imports have proven to be untrustworthy, so new, or already existing, partnerships have to be further strengthened”, says S&D A Member of the
He thinks the EU has learned an important lesson: “we have to count mostly on ourselves.”