At the end of February 2015, the European Commission adopted its strategy for a European Energy Union, aimed at ensuring secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy for citizens and businesses.
Nonetheless, “energy islands” still continue to exist, for instance in South East Europe, and their markets are not properly connected to their neighbours.
- Can we speak about a truly liberal energy market in Europe? Are Member States in SEE complying with the requirements to ensure a secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy market?
- Why do energy monopolies continue to reign in the Southeastern region of Europe?
- Are energy regulators truly independent? Is the role/responsibilities/interrelation of policy makers, governments, local authorities / energy regulators delimited and distinct enough?
- Can EU policy makers properly and efficiently enforce decisions and measures necessary to push the liberalization of energy markets in Member- States?