CEEP Energy Summit: regional cooperation as a cornerstone of the Energy Union

CEEP Energy Summit: regional cooperation as a cornerstone of the Energy Union

The sixth edition of the CEEP Energy Summit gathered in Tallinn on the 19th and 20th of September, distinguished and knowledgeable group of decision-makers to discuss the major challenges and opportunities in the field of energy policy in EU-11 countries. CEEP members – who comprise EU-11 leading energy and energy-intensive companies –alike external guests, entered into a comprehensive dialogue with the European Commission’s Vice-President in charge of Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič. Through the Tallinn Memorandum, which reflects the key issues of the discussion and expectations of the energy and intensive-energy industries, CEEP members want to underline the “need for strengthening the regional cooperation in the shaping of the EU energy policy. Consultation and cooperation at the regional level are necessary to ensure that national choices regarding energy policy do not affect the stability of neighbouring state’s energy systems or are not contrary to the Energy Union objectives”. According to the participants, the cooperation should not stop at regional level: “we believe that cooperation of European Institutions with industries and utilities is crucial in the process of establishment of a viable business model which will accommodate public policy targets and internal market rules”. After the event, the new chairman of the Board of Directors of CEEP, Jesień Leszek, declared: “the debate reflected on the overall state of play of the Energy Union, as it is the year of its implementation, with the fundamental legislative package - Clean Energy, including Governance of the Energy Union, which is ongoing and needs a real and truth debate. The more, interconnectivity, synchronisation, the implementation of North-South Corridor, as well as BEMIP initiative were brought [...]

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