EU leaders struggle to bridge gas price cap divide


              Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Fiala arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, right, speaks with Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as they arrive for a round table meeting at an EU Summit in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, right, arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Latvia's Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a media conference at the end of an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, poses with other EU leaders prior to a group photo during an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. Leaders from left, Slovenia's Prime Minister Robert Golob, Slovakia's Prime Minister Eduard Heger, Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Austria's Chancellor Karl Nehammer, center, speaks with Latvia's Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, center left, during a group photo during an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              From left, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Netherland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Charles Michel, President of the European Council speaks during a media conference at the end of an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrives for a round table meeting at an EU Summit in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              From left, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Netherland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              European Union leaders pose for a group photo during an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. Front row left, to right, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, French President Emmanuel Macron, Romania's President Klaus Werner Ioannis, Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Fiala, European Council President Charles Michel, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev, Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Fiala arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, right, speaks with Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as they arrive for a round table meeting at an EU Summit in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, right, arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Latvia's Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrives for a round table meeting at an EU Summit in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              European Council President Charles Michel waves at demonstrators as he arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              From left, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Netherland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              From left, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Netherland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, poses with other EU leaders prior to a group photo during an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. Leaders from left, Slovenia's Prime Minister Robert Golob, Slovakia's Prime Minister Eduard Heger, Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Austria's Chancellor Karl Nehammer, center, speaks with Latvia's Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, center left, during a group photo during an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              European Union leaders pose for a group photo during an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. Front row left, to right, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, French President Emmanuel Macron, Romania's President Klaus Werner Ioannis, Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Fiala, European Council President Charles Michel, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev, Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Fiala arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, right, arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Latvia's Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              European Council President Charles Michel waves at demonstrators as he arrives for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              From left, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Netherland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              From left, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Netherland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive for an EU Summit at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct 7, 2022. European Union leaders converged on Prague Castle Friday to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia's war on Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo arrives for a meeting of the European Political Community at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Oct 6, 2022. Leaders from around 44 countries are gathering Thursday to launch a "European Political Community" aimed at boosting security and economic prosperity across the continent, with Russia the one major European power not invited. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, walks with Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, center, after a group photo during meeting of the European Political Community at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Oct 6, 2022. Leaders from around 44 countries are gathering Thursday to launch a "European Political Community" aimed at boosting security and economic prosperity across the continent, with Russia the one major European power not invited. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              France's President Emmanuel Macron, left, speaks with Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Fiala at a group photo during a meeting of the European Political Community at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Oct 6, 2022. Leaders from around 44 countries are gathering Thursday to launch a "European Political Community" aimed at boosting security and economic prosperity across the continent, with Russia the one major European power not invited. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)
            
              European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen waits for the start of a group photo during a meeting of the European Political Community at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Oct 6, 2022. Leaders from around 44 countries are gathering Thursday to launch a "European Political Community" aimed at boosting security and economic prosperity across the continent, with Russia the one major European power not invited. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)
EU leaders struggle to bridge gas price cap divide