The Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger and the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Hussain al-Shahristani signed yesterday evening in Brussels a Joint Declaration on an enhanced strategic energy partnership and gas delivery for Europe.
IP/11/640 - From 1 June 2011 onwards, all 143 nuclear power plants in the EU will be re-assessed using EU wide criteria. These are comprehensive tests as the Commission has called for which embrace both natural and man made hazards (i.e. effects of airplane crashes and terrorist attacks). The European Commission and the European Nuclear Safety Regulators' Group (ENSREG) agreed today on the criteria covered and the way controls will be done.
IP/11/590 - The European Commission today formally requested Portugal to bring its national legislation on regulated end-user gas prices in line with EU rules. EU law on the internal energy market foresees that prices are set primarily by supply and demand.