UK calls on Russia to give nuclear facilities back to Ukraine

The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is still currently under Russian control

EU approves €110m Austrian scheme to support agri-producers hit by rising energy costs

The measure will be open to companies active in the primary agricultural production sector that have been affected by the increase in energy prices, fertilisers and other raw materials

IAEA chief warns of ‘very real risk’ of disaster at nuclear plant in Ukraine

He said he was ‘extremely concerned’ about the ‘serious situation’ at Europe’s largest nuclear plant, which he warned could threaten public health and the environment in Ukraine and beyond

European gas prices soar as Russia makes deeper supply cuts

Gazprom reduced flows on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to 20% of its normal capacity yesterday

EU greenlights €5bn German scheme to support energy and trade intensive firms

Under the measure, the aid will take the form of direct grants for additional costs due to severe increases in natural gas and electricity prices

EU backs €406.4m Dutch scheme to support filling of gas storage facility

The scheme will enable the Netherlands to ensure existing gas storage facilities are filled up to at least 80% of their capacity by 1st November 2022 and comply with the gas storage level obligation

UN warns of toxic environmental legacy for Ukraine following conflict

Preliminary monitoring has identified thousands of possible incidents of air, water and land pollution and degradation of ecosystems, including risks to neighbouring countries

French scheme to support energy intensive firms granted EU approval

France notified the Commission under the Temporary Crisis Framework of the measure, under which direct grants will be provided for additional costs due to the increases in natural gas and electricity prices

Electric generators among EU goods that have tax and VAT waived for Ukrainians

The waiver applies to goods imported by state organisations and charitable or philanthropic organisations approved by the authorities of the member states

Electricity trade starts between Ukraine and the EU

It follows the successful emergency synchronisation of the Ukrainian and Moldovan grids with the European Continental Grid in March