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Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck will be visiting Prague today to hold talks with Mr Jozef Síkela, Czechia’s Minister of Industry and Trade, and Dr Ivan Bartoš, Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development. In Prague, Federal Minister Habeck will also be attending the Eastern Partnership Business Forum and the German-Czech Economic Forum organised by the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The focus will be on the current energy-related issues, especially security of energy supply and the economic situation. Czechia currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Prior to the talks, Federal Minister Habeck said: "Czechia assumed the Presidency of the Council of the EU in very challenging times and it has shown great commitment in the first three months to master the challenges. I would like to express my sincere thanks for this. It continues to be important for Europe to stand united together. We must not allow ourselves to be divided by Putin. This is what he aims at, and we must make sure that this will not happen.
"These are serious times, and we are currently experiencing an energy crisis in Europe which is increasingly becoming an economic crisis and also a social crisis. We need a joint European response in two respects. We need to stabilise the economy and jobs throughout Europe by means of acute help to cope with the crisis. But we must also have the strength to look ahead, beyond immediate needs. This means that we need to join forces in Europe and invest to emerge from this crisis, and continue on our path towards climate neutrality."