Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) has won the ‘New Impulse 2015’ title. It is an award for institutions that bring new quality into the economy, and provide the energy sector with fresh impulses to develop.
The award’s jury underlined that CEEP effectively represents the interests of energy and energy-intensive companies from Central Europe, and strengthens the region’s energy security within the framework of a common European policy. Five years after its foundation, CEEP has managed to integrate Central European firms and institutions who share the need for a stable legal environment and the security of energy supplies. As a result, CEEP has become an indispensable partner for the European administration, in the process of creating new regulations, that affect the sector of raw materials and energy.
The ‘New Impulse’ awards all companies, institutions, and people of our region – from Lithuania to Croatia – who wish to build a stronger, more resilient and more competitive Europe. A Europe, whose growth is based on strong fundaments, such as affordable energy sources, well-developed infrastructure and the free flow of resources in the whole continent. Thanks to CEEP, producers and consumers of energy from Central Europe speak in Brussels with ‘one voice’. Indeed, this voice is already strong, which has been proved by progress in work on the Energy Union, and support for the North–South Corridor from representatives of the European Commission. We stand a real chance of infrastructurally integrating the whole continent, diversifying domestic energy markets, enhancing our industry’s competitiveness, and providing Europe with strategic security. These aims demand a broad coalition at the EU level. I am glad that, thanks to CEEP, this co-operation is not only possible, but also effective,” Paweł Olechnowicz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEEP, declared.
The ‘New Impulse’ title is awarded by the editorial team of an economic monthly, ‘Nowy Przemysł’, and a business portal, Wnp.pl. This year, the title was also granted to the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE), a CEEP member, which engages in actions and projects, thanks to which, the electrical power industry can better meet the challenges related to European integration, ensuring power supply safety, a competitive market, environmental protection and development of state-of-the-art technologies.