About: Common energy policy

Jean-Arnold Vinois
Energy 27-01-2015

EU adviser: Energy Union should take ‘holistic approach’

Europe's energy policy is no longer based on a difficult balance between competitiveness, sustainability and security of supply. It has now become a holistic project which includes all these dimensions in a multi-disciplinary approach, argues Jean-Arnold Vinois.
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay [© Jean-Michel Byl - Solvay photolibrary]

Solvay CEO: ‘We badly need a European energy policy’

Lack of access to affordable energy is the key driver behind the slow erosion of competitiveness in the European chemical sector, warns Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, who urges policymakers to reach agreement on a genuine European energy policy.
Energy 08-06-2010

Friis: Growth starts with EU energy community

The EU started out with energy, as a coal and steel union, and 50 years later the bloc needs to draw up a new common energy policy as a precondition for growth, Danish Energy and Climate Change Minister Lykke Friis told EURACTIV in an interview.

Rodrigues: EU needs ‘greener’ Lisbon Agenda

Maria João Rodrigues, one of the architects of the EU's Lisbon Strategy for growth and jobs, believes the EU needs a revised strategy which is greener, with a stronger focus on climate change and energy. She spoke to EURACTIV in an interview on the sidelines of the European Business Summit.
Energy 09-10-2007

French energy regulator: ‘Commission cannot be judge and party’

Commenting on the European Commission's third energy package, Philippe de Ladoucette, president of the 'Commission de régulation de l'énergie', the French energy regulator, says that he is in favour of an EU agency for cooperation between European energy regulators. He spoke to EURACTIV France in an interview.
Energy 04-09-2007

‘Russia cannot do without European energy market’

Following the failure of the May EU Summit in Samara, the Kremlin's withdrawal from the CFE Treaty suggests a further deterioration in dialogue between the EU and Russia. In an interview with EURACTIV France, Thomas Gomart, Russian programme director for the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), reconsiders the possibility of a new energy relationship.