Mayor of Brno offers public support for businesses in the city of Brno to counter the energy crisis – Brno Daily

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The mayor of Brno discussed the possible public support of Teplarny, the transport company of Brno and business entities with the president of the Office for the protection of competition. Photo credit: Casadei graphics

Brno, Sep 2 (BD) – Mayor of Brno Markéta Vaňková met today with the President of the Office for the Protection of Competition, Petr Mlsna, to discuss the feasibility of measures to solve the current energy crisis , in terms of competition and public support .

“As part of the war in Ukraine, the European Commission in March approved the so-called temporary crisis framework. Based on this framework, it is possible to provide very flexible public support to energy-intensive industries affected by an increase in gas or electricity prices,” Mlsna said after the meeting.

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Vaňková argued that the best solution to the sharp rise in energy prices is a Europe-wide price cap. If no agreement is found or if its implementation takes too long, she said that a national plan should be launched, which is currently being prepared, led by Petr Fiala.

“Thanks to this meeting, I have important information in view of Friday’s session in Prague, which will be attended by the Minister of Justice, the energy adviser to the Prime Minister, a representative of the Ministry of Finance, the Vice-President of the public prosecutor’s office, and other lawyers and economists.Apart from public support, we will discuss the possible regulation of energy prices through the Price Act or an amendment to the Energy Act, from imposing duties on Czech electricity exports or from taxing energy transactions,” Vaňková said.

Vaňková added that support and compensation programs to cope with rising energy prices for energy-intensive businesses, such as heating plants or transport companies, should be prepared at government level and ministerial. The aid could therefore also cover the Brno thermal power station, which heats more than 100,000 homes and various institutions, to which it could supply heat under better conditions, or the Brno transport company. “If the rules of the European Commission are followed, the city itself can also support local businesses,” concluded Vaňková.


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