The Minister of the Environment and Climate Action, Duarte Cordeiro, will present "new measures to mitigate the increase in energy costs", on Wednesday, October 12, at 10:00 am, according to an agenda note sent by the Ministry to the press.

The indication that new measures would be presented to respond to energy prices, it should be recalled, had already been given by the Prime Minister, António Costa, and by the Minister of Finance, Fernando Medina.

The Government will inject another €3,000 million into the electricity and gas systems to limit energy prices, according to the final version of the Social Dialogue agreement that was signed by the social partners.

"Together with the regulatory measures, an additional €3 billion will be injected into the electricity and gas systems, thus limiting the rise in energy prices," the agreement reads.

According to the Executive, "these measures translate into significant reductions in the cost of electricity consumed by economic sectors, which include large consumers".