Europe’s Energy Crisis Raises Alarms as Winter Looms

People take part in a protest against the increase of the price of electricity in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 (AP photo by Manu Fernandez).
People take part in a protest against the increase of the price of electricity in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 (AP photo by Manu Fernandez).

Editor’s Note: This is the web version of our subscriber-only weekly newsletter, Europe Decoder, which includes a look at the week’s top stories from and about Europe. Subscribe to receive it by email every Thursday. If you’re already a subscriber, adjust your newsletter settings to receive it directly to your inbox. As the weather gets colder in Europe, policymakers are this week turning their attention to an increasingly worrying situation affecting energy prices across the continent. There are fears of a “winter of discontent” due to astronomical heating costs, saddling citizens with huge bills amid the ongoing recovery from the economic effects of the […]

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