¬†European Union energy ministers met on Friday to seek agreement on ways to shield citizens from sky-high energy prices and prevent power utilities from collapsing as Russia has gradually turned off gas supplies to Europe in the standoff over Ukraine. EU diplomats say member states broadly back proposals to help power providers from being crushed by a liquidity crunch but are divided about plans to cap Russian gas prices. Russia, which supplied Europe with a third of its gas supplies until its invasion of Ukraine sparked a crisis, has said it would turn off supplies completely if a cap is imposed. Friday’s ministerial talks aim to whittle down options to those with broad support before presenting formal proposals, rather than reaching a […]

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