Press releases


European Commission proposes a higher and achievable energy savings target for 2030

Press release Brussels, 23 July 2014 European Commission New opportunities for European businesses, affordable energy bills for consumers, increased energy security through a significant reduction of natural gas imports and a positive impact on the environment: these are some of the expected benefits of the energy efficiency target for 2030...


Questions and answers on the Energy Efficiency Communication

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 July 2014 What is the Energy Efficiency Communication? The Communication on “Energy Efficiency and its contribution to energy security and the 2030 Framework for climate and energy policy” (onwards, the Energy Efficiency Communication) does two things: It assesses whether the EU is on track to...


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.