Press releases

11/07/2014

Security of gas supply: the role of gas developments in the Mediterranean region

European Commission Joint Statement Malta, 11 July 2014 Joint statement by Günther H. Oettinger, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for energy, and Konrad Mizzi, Minister for Energy and Health of the Government of Malta Today, Energy Ministers from the EU, North Africa and the East Mediterranean, high officials, industry...

10/07/2014

July infringements package: main decisions

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 July 2014 July July In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.

10/07/2014

Energy efficiency in buildings: Commission refers Poland and Austria to Court and proposes fines

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission is referring Poland and Austria to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to fully transpose the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

08/07/2014

Questions and answers on the amended Nuclear Safety Directive

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 July 2014 What is new in the directive? The amended Nuclear Safety Directive strengthens the nuclear safety framework of the EU. The amendment reinforces the provisions of the existing directive.

08/07/2014

The EU takes the lead on nuclear safety with the amendment to the Nuclear Safety Directive

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The EU's new Nuclear Safety Directive was adopted today by the Council. It provides more power and independence for national regulatory authorities, a high-level EU-wide safety objective, and a European system of peer reviews.

26/06/2014

Speech: EU-OPEC dialogue: one of the key priorities of EU international energy relations

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Günther H. Oettinger European Commissioner for Energy Speech: 11th Ministerial meeting of the European Union and the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Brussels, 24 June 2014 Dear Ministers, Secretary General, distinguished guests, Welcome to Brussels! In the past decade our Energy Dialogue has been...

25/06/2014

EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue : Joint Conclusion of the eleventh Meeting of EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue

European Commission Statement Brussels, 24 June 2014 The eleventh Ministerial meeting of the energy dialogue between the European Union (EU) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) took place in Brussels on 24 June 2014.

19/06/2014

Speech: The European Energy Policy for 2020 and beyond

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Günther H. Oettinger European Commissioner for Energy Speech: Erasmus Energy Forum, Rotterdam School of Management Rotterdam, 19 June 2014 Ladies and gentlemen Europe is changing how it sources, transports and consumes energy.

19/06/2014

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 June 2014 What is the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)? Now in its ninth edition, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – 23 to 27 June 2014 – is the premier event for public authorities, energy agencies, private companies, NGOs and industry associations engaged in...

19/06/2014

Speech: Is delivery of the Internal Energy Market on time?

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Günther H. Oettinger European Commissioner for Energy Speech: Conference of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) Brussels, 18 June 2014 Thank you for organising this conference. It is an important topic and there is a need for good discussions.

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