Economics Minister Robert Habeck and Austria’s Energy Minister Leonore Gewessler will speak on Tuesday about the coordination between the two countries in the current gas crisis. The press conference in the ticker protocol.

11.02 a.m .: “We laid the foundations today,” says Gewessler. “The scenarios we are talking about today are extremely difficult. But we also want to ensure that we all have enough gas in a gas shortage situation.” Habeck explains again , which is planned in terms of floating liquefied gas terminals. “They will bring some of their capacities onto the market and then other partners such as Austria can apply for free capacities as usual,” adds Habeck. “This is a strong signal to the companies in Austria”, concludes Gewessler. Then the press conference is over and the ministers proceed to sign today’s agreement.

11:01 a.m .: Gewessler also refers again to the construction of Nord Stream 2, which fell after 2015. “Austria was the first country that Putin courted again after the annexation of Crimea.” Above all, joint purchasing at European level is important for Austria.

10:59 a.m .: “The second point is the international compensation mechanism,” says Habeck. This is also being worked on. This has not yet been addressed either. A joint purchasing strategy may also make sense.

10.58 a.m .: He wanted to point out two problems. “The EU regulation stipulates that people are protected privately, but companies are not. That only makes sense if the bottleneck is short-term,” says Habeck, emphasizing “that you have to do some follow-up work.”

10:56 a.m .: Putting everything on one card is not wise, according to Habeck. “It’s good that we’ve reacted so quickly over the past six months,” says the German minister. Coordination in the EU and in exchange with the G7 also works well.

10:54 a.m .: A reporter compares the situation with the 2008 financial crisis – does Habeck see it that way too? “The comparability results from the fact that warning voices have been ignored,” says Habeck. Today, as then, one did not want to replace a functioning system.

10:52 a.m.: “We have a heat problem and a supply problem, not a power problem. And nuclear power doesn’t help us at all,” says Habeck clearly. Then he talks more about coal and saving gas. His conclusion: “All this has led me to conclude that nuclear power is not helpful in this situation.”

10.50 a.m .: Gewessler is asked how she thinks about the idea of ​​promoting lithium in Carinthia. And Habeck receives the nuclear power question “in Austria, of all places, free of nuclear power” – he’s definitely happy about that. Gewessler introduces in general and admits to more own extraction of raw materials. But there are questions as to where there is raw material potential in Europe and where it can be tapped. “There are no bans on thinking in this situation.”

10.48 a.m .: Austria is much more dependent on Russia, but only at the early warning stage – a journalist wants to know whether that is careless. “That’s the decision of the respective government, I’m overwhelmed by what it’s like in Austria,” says Habeck. In Germany, some laws are linked to such levels – without their proclamation, the laws cannot be used. The levels would also result from the supply needs of the population.

10.46 a.m .: “It is necessary to use the day together,” says Habeck. Then the round is opened for questions.

10.44 a.m .: Habeck also emphasizes that the expansion of fossil-free energy also means self-sufficiency and is therefore so important. “If we get through this time, it will make the continent and Germany and Austria strong and stronger.”

10.42 a.m .: “At the moment we are dependent on the Netherlands and Norway supplying us with gas,” admits Habeck. Many countries in the EU are currently dependent, few can meet their needs alone, he emphasizes and speaks of a “community of destiny ” in Europe.

10.41 a.m .: “As gloomy as it is at the moment: we are not at the mercy of it, but can always take countermeasures. We are prepared for the scenarios, no matter how grim they may be.”

10.39 a.m .: “What was supposed to be self-evident is no longer self-evident,” says Habeck about the gas crisis. This is accompanied by “a bit of an awakening”.

10.38 a.m .: “What some months ago dismissed as green daydreams is now a matter of state. That’s why it’s good that we’re standing here today,” says Gewessler, giving Habeck the floor.

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10:36 a.m .: The point of diversification relates primarily to the construction of liquid gas terminals that Germany is planning and the joint use of Austria. “We can no longer turn back time,” emphasizes Gewessler. Now it is also about “massively expanding” renewable energies. Only then can you be truly independent again.

10.34 a.m .: “Transit rights, use of natural gas storage facilities, diversification” – these are the three cornerstones of the paper that you and Habeck want to sign today, says Gewessler.

10:33 a.m .: “We will only succeed in defeating Putin if we all stand together,” says Gewessler, referring primarily to the “victory” in the gas crisis.

10.32 a.m .: “There is no alternative,” says the minister and emphasizes that this realization is one thing for Germany and Austria. There will only be security again when there is enough gas.

10.30 a.m .: “Vice Chancellor Kogler would like to be here now, but he is ill – good recovery at this point,” Gewessler begins live in difficult times.”

10.29 a.m .: Here we go! Habeck and Gewessler are here!

10:27 a.m .: It is currently 12 minutes late – with Deutsche Bahn you might even be on time. We keep waiting.

10:21 a.m .: The flags of Austria, Germany and the European Union – all ready. Only the German minister and the Austrian minister are still missing.

10.15 a.m .: It should actually start now, but Habeck and Gewessler are still a long time coming. We’ll let you know when the duo will show up and open the press conference.

In the gas crisis, Germany and Austria are planning even closer coordination to deal with the current problems. Germany’s Economics Minister Robert Habeck and Austria’s Energy Minister Leonore Gewessler will hold a press conference on this topic on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m.

Austria has large storage facilities but needs gas imports as an alternative to Russian natural gas. Habeck emphasized that many other measures can be taken before industrial sectors are shut down. As an example, he cited the construction of floating liquefied gas terminals. There are plans for them on the North Sea.

You can currently see how the gas volumes are developing. Everything aims to have full storage in winter. “If it is not possible to get more gas quantities on the market, we will just have to bring consumption down further,” said Habeck. There are various options for this.