German announces emergency plan as Russia chokes gas supplies

Economy minister says cut in deliveries is ‘economic attack on us by Putin’

Germany’s economic ministry has announced the second of three energy emergency phases, warning the country faces a high risk of long-term supply shortages due to Russia systematically choking off gas deliveries.

One of the “alarm phases” of the emergency plan enables utility firms to pass on high gas prices to customers and thereby help to lower demand.

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