The Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic is alarmed by the country’s energy crisis. Photo credit: Úřad vlády ČR
Prague, Aug 26 (CTK) – The political system of the Czech Republic could be at risk if the current energy crisis is not resolved, Justice Minister Pavel Blazek (ODS) told the Czech parliament today.
Blazek said he agrees with energy price cap talks and will seek a way to make it possible under the law.
It was responding to opposition lawmakers’ proposals for measures to deal with soaring energy prices.
Blazek said the situation was even worse than described by the opposition. The social situation and atmosphere are now the most dramatic since the fall of the communist regime in 1989, he said.
“If the crisis in the energy sectors is not resolved, the political system of this country will be threatened. If no European solution is found, even the EU as such could be threatened,” Blazek said, warning of a possible revolution.
There is no way out outside energy price cap negotiations, although this approach is quite complicated and many lawyers argue that it is impossible, he noted.
“I will do nothing more than look for such a legal solution in which it would be possible,” Blazek said.
The state is not required to set the level of prices, but can set a limit on the profit margins of producers and sellers. In this case, he added, no dispute would arise as to compensation for damages as there would be no legal right to profit.
“If the government doesn’t resolve the crisis in the energy sector, it won’t be around for long anyway,” Blazek said, commenting on speeches and opposition conduct.
The high opposition ANO has tabled a motion of no confidence in the government with the support of the far-right Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) party.
Earlier today, the Association of Regions called on the government to regulate gas and electricity prices for households from next year.
He said the government should designate the state energy supplier to which companies should sell power. The government should endeavor to acquire 100% of the production capacities of the national electricity company CEZ.
Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) said the Association of Regions’ proposals were not new and the government was already dealing with them, discussing European maximum price fixing as well as the transformation of the CEZ . However, none of the proposed measures offer a quick and easy solution, Fiala said.
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