Briefing 
 

Rising energy prices and market manipulation on the gas market 

On Tuesday evening, MEPs will debate with the Commission strategies to tackle the surge in energy prices and market manipulation on the gas market.

The European Commission adopted on 13 October a Communication on Energy prices, which includes a "toolbox" that the EU and its member states can use to address the immediate impact of current prices increases, and further strengthen resilience against future shocks.

MEPs debated measures to limit the impact of price rises in a plenary session on 6 October and in a debate on 20 October ahead of the October 2021 EU summit, where they pushed for a united approach to ease the pressure of spiking energy prices on European households and businesses.

Debate: Tuesday, 8 March