Germany, Switzerland and Italy study gas solidarity agreement
Minister Urso to meet with his counterpart Habeck in Berlin
Germany is aiming for a trilateral solidarity agreement with Italy and Switzerland that will
trigger mutual support actions in the event of a gas supply crisis. This was said on Tuesday by
German Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economy and Climate, Robert Habeck, who met at the World
Economic Forum in Davos with Swiss Federal Councillors Albert Rösti, Head of the Federal Department
of Environment and Energy (DATEC), and Guy Parmelin, Head of the Federal Department of Economy and
According to Habeck, a solidarity agreement between Berlin and Bern must necessarily involve Italy, from which gas supplies come via the Transitgas pipeline.
"We understand Germany's request," Rösti told reporters after the meeting with Habeck, explaining that the German government aims for agreements that bring together market players from northern and southern Europe.
It should be noted that on Wednesday, the Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, met in Rome with the German ambassador, Viktor Elbling, with whom he agreed on an upcoming visit to Berlin "to further discuss with his counterpart Minister Robert Habeck the crucial issues on European industrial policy."
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19 January 2023 - 12:56 CET