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Energy 22-12-2017

People power? EU gets low marks on ‘energy communities’

When the European Commission tabled its Winter Package of clean energy laws in November 2016, there was a smell of revolution in the air, with Brussels pitching a future where citizens would be empowered to generate their own electricity, consume it locally and sell it back to the grid.

Climate change 14-06-2017

Energy Community members rally at Vienna meeting

Energy Community member states concurred at the Clean Energy for a Sustainable Future forum that there is no question whether they should choose between clean energy and economic growth. EURACTV.rs reports.

Donald Tusk [L] will have to work hand in hand with Jean-Claude Juncker [Commission]
EU Priorities 2020 10-09-2014

Poland hopes Tusk will create an EU Energy Union

SPECIAL REPORT: In his capacity of Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk has spearheaded the idea of an EU energy Union, and leading Polish politicians expect him to continue to do so as Council President, when he will take up the job from Herman Van Rompuy on 1 December.

Europeans test energy cooperatives to boost independence

EU officials look at Belgium as an example for cooperative energy projects, as the 28-country bloc looks to de-carbonise and gain more energy independence.

Energy 21-02-2014

EU, Georgia launch talks on energy ties

The European Commission launched negotiations on Thursday to strengthen energy links with Georgia as part of efforts to bind the former Soviet state closer to the European Union and weaken its bonds with Russia.

Energy 04-12-2013

Russia leverages its gas, cash supremacy in Ukraine

Ukraine’s struggling gas company Naftogaz said yesterday (3 December) that it had agreed with Russia’s Gazprom to defer payments for gas deliveries to spring next year, the Russian agency RIA Novosti reported. Ukraine, a country on the brink of default, remains highly dependent on Russian gas, experts told EURACTIV.

Trade & Society 25-10-2013

EU candidates table list of energy infrastructure needs

Meeting in Belgrade yesterday (24 October), the energy ministers of the Energy Community, an organisation of countries seeking closer EU integration or membership, adopted a list of 35 energy projects of regional importance, mirroring a recent EU effort which identified 248 projects of common importance for the Union. EURACTIV Serbia contributed to this article.

Energy 19-04-2013

Think tank: EU, Ukraine speak different languages on energy

Representatives of a Ukrainian think tank deplored the lack of understanding between Kyiv and Brussels on energy issues and called for a permanent expert panel to be created to improve communication.

Energy 13-09-2012

Russia to Moldova: Choose cheap gas or EU integration

Russia told impoverished Moldova yesterday (12 September) to choose between low-priced gas from Russia and its pledge to adopt European energy liberalisation measures opposed by Moscow, which is girding for a conflict with Europe over natural gas.

EU Priorities 2020 24-01-2011

Buzek: Freezing the EU budget is ‘very dangerous’

Freezing the European Union's budget as demanded by some countries would be "very dangerous" as the EU needs greater investments to overcome the economic crisis, said European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.

Med & South 27-09-2010

EU insists on ‘unbundling’ Ukraine’s Naftogaz

The European Commission said on Friday (24 September) it expected Ukraine's state energy company Naftogaz to separate its gas transit pipelines from other businesses.