Press releases


EU support to Ukraine for energy reform and local development

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 December 2012 The European Commission has announced additional EU funding for Ukraine for 2012 today. The support is part of the Eastern Partnership and will focus on energy reform and the involvement of citizens in local development.


30th EU-Russia Summit

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 December 2012 The European Union and the Russian Federation will hold their 30th bilateral summit on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 December 2012 in Brussels. The EU will be represented at the summit by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President...


3204th Council meeting Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Brussels, 3 December 2012

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION EN 17048/12 PRESSE 500 PR CO 67 PRESS RELEASE President Mr Neoklis SYLIKIOTIS Minister for Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Cyprus Main results of the Council The Council adopted conclusions on renewable energy setting out lines for future work to support renewables.


Questions and Answers on the outcome of the first call for proposals under the NER300 programme

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 December 2012 Results of the first call for proposals What is the outcome of the first call for proposals? The Commission has awarded over €1.2 billion to 23 innovative renewable energy technology (RES) projects.


Brussels, 30 November 2012 The Council and the European Parliament reach informal agreement on energy infrastructure regulation

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION EN 17044/12 PRESSE 499 The Council and the European Parliament have paved the way for the adoption of the regulation on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure. The Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council today endorsed the agreement reached with the European Parliament on 27 November...


Commission welcomes decision to grant Moldova more time for energy legislation

European Press release Brussels, 6 December 2012 Commission The European Commission welcomed yesterday's decision to give Moldova almost four extra years to unbundle its gas pipeline network. The Ministerial Council of the Energy Community has extended Moldova’s deadline for the implementation of ownership unbundling rules in the gas sector until...


2012 EU-US Energy Council to meet in Brussels, 5th December 2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 December 2012 2012 2012 Tomorrow, 5th December 2012, the EU-US Energy Council will meet in Brussels for the fourth time since it was established in November 2009. The EU High Representative and Vice President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton, and the Commissioner for...