Albanian PM declares state of emergency in the field of energy

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has declared an energy emergency due to the ongoing energy crisis, Evropeyska Pravda reports with reference to Euractiv.

Although the country has not yet recorded a deficit, Rama decided to take this step due to the anticipated problems in the winter months.

Under the law, the state of emergency will give the government more freedom over government spending and enforcement of energy regulations.

Just 24 hours after the declaration of the state of emergency, Rama gave another press conference on Saturday, at which he said he did not envisage an increase in energy prices for Albanian families or small businesses.

He also announced some measures that he said would avoid problems for the most vulnerable sectors of society.

Rama's announced measures include payment of €200 million to the state energy company over two years.

This, according to the Prime Minister, will prevent price increases in the country and ensure an uninterrupted power supply for all Albanians.

To recap, there was a power outage in Lebanon for more than a day.

As reported, the clients of a large German supplier were left without electricity supplies.

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