Slovenian Minister of Infrastructure Jernej Vrtovec said that the Government decided not to take any action against rising energy prices for now, adding that there is no reason to panic.
Minister Vrtovec explained that Slovenia is on the safe side for now, but it is absolutely necessary to invest more in renewables and in new nuclear technologies. However, the Government will set up a task force which will monitor further development of the crisis. It also got acquainted with the set of measures presented by the European Commission to tackle high prices.
The statement comes after energy group Petrol announced it would raise electricity prices by 30 % and gas prices by 12 % as of 1 December.