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Maroš Šefčovič and Paweł Olechnowicz discussed Central Europe’s energy challenges

Improving competitiveness of the European refinery sector, paving the way for the North–South Corridor, and providing the continent with more gas supply options. These were the main topics of discussion between Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union, and Paweł Olechnowicz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP).

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The North-South Corridor – towards increased energy security, Europe’s integration and competitiveness

The North–South Corridor is the key enabler for completing the European integration process. The report by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants presents the enormous political, economic and social benefits that this energy infrastructure would bring to the whole continent. For this to happen, a “piece-by-piece” approach, with preferred access to funding and constant dialogue with national regulators, governments and the European Union institutions, is indispensable.

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Warsaw Memorandum: CEEP members call for an Energy Union based on a digital economy

Technological innovation and the digitalisation of industry are indispensable driving forces behind a successful Energy Union in Europe. Key to this objective is the infrastructure of a North–South Corridor between the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Seas. Its realisation requires the establishment of a platform that would bring together all relevant players and develop proper financial and regulatory solutions. These are main findings of the ‘29+1’ Annual Energy Summit, organised by Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP), which took place on June 15–16, 2015, in Warsaw. More>>

The transatlantic LNG trade — greater fuel diversity and energy security in Europe

While Europe is aiming to hedge itself against potential undersupplies of natural gas, the United States can already produce more of this resource than it needs domestically. Both sides could greatly benefit from facilitating the transatlantic LNG trade. This is one of the main conclusions of the first Europe–US LNG Roundtable, which took place on May 27–28 in Brussels.

The US has moved from a position of energy scarcity to one of energy abundance. This made the debate at the Europe–US LNG Roundtable timely and important, not least because of the ongoing negotiations of the TTIP agreement. It is believed that the transatlantic trade agreement may work as a stimulus towards lifting the export ban on the US crude oil and natural gas. More >>


‘Completing Europe’ report presented and discussed
during the European Economic Congress in Katowice, Poland

Europe needs the North–South Corridor if it is to be secure and competitive

A fundamental transformation of Europe’s energy sector is needed in order to provide EU Member States with secure and affordable energy. This is the main conclusion of the ‘Completing Europe – from the North–South Corridor to the energy, transportation and telecommunications union’ debate that took place on April the 21st in Katowice (Poland).

Panellists representing both European energy markets and public institutions expressed their support for the North–South Corridor proposal from the recently-published Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) and Atlantic Council report. More >>     Full Report >>       Infographic >>

Official presentation of the ‘Completing Europe’ report during a high-level meeting in Brussels

Europe needs an energy highway

The EU’s political steps to reduce its energy dependence need to be accompanied by investments in the energy infrastructure. A good starting point in this process may be the construction of the North–South Corridor of energy, transportation and telecom-munications, as promoted in a report presented by Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) and the Atlantic Council. European institutions have declared their interest in integrating proposals from the report into future European legislation and policy. On March the 24th, a high-level con-ference took place in Brussels to discuss these issues. More >>

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