15 October 2018

Energy Union unlikely to be bound by EU borders

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

The Energy Union, which is being created by the European Union, will not be confined to operating within EU borders, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said Tuesday, adding that it is likely to expand to other parts of Europe and even Africa. reports citing Sputnik.

"I honestly believe that the Energy Union does not stop at the European or EU borders. I see how western Balkans countries want to be part of our energy community, Ukraine, Moldova, Turkey, but also Northern African countries," Sefcovic said at the Citizens' dialogue conference in Lisbon.

According to the official, the Energy Union's expansion would also mean the spread of European approaches and technologies.

"With our 27 percent [share of renewable energy in all EU energy consumption] goal for 2030, which I personally believe we would exceed because I see this technological advancement which is very impressive already today," Sefcovic added.

Launched in 2015, the Energy Union is a European Commission project that aims at coordinating the transformation of European supply toward more energy security, sustainability, competitiveness, climate-friendliness and affordability.

2017.07.18 / 23:14
See also

S-300 deployment in Syria to make region more stable

EU ministers back sanctions for chemical weapons use

Hungary bans people from living in public areas

South France hit by deadly flash floods

European shares hit 22-month low, risk-off mood prevails

Novatek’s nine-month production up

Saudi consulate in Istanbul to be searched today

25 terrorists 'neutralized' over past week

Syria, Jordan agree to reopen vital border crossing

US doesn't know if N. Korea builds new missiles

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla