Speeches

13/10/2014

European Commission welcomes electricity subsea cables linking Norway to Germany and UK

Statement Brussels, 13 October 2014 European Commission The EU Commission welcomed the announcement made today by the Norwegian government to licence the construction of two subsea cables linking Norway to Germany and UK.

03/10/2014

Joint Press Statement by the EU, Russia and Ukraine on the trilateral negotiations:

European Commission Statement Brussels, 3 October 2014   ‘With respect to the state-of-play of the trilateral negotiations concerning gas supply from Russia to Ukraine, Vice-President Oettinger, Minister Prodan and Minister Novak announce the following:   Following the proposed Protocol in Berlin on September 26, the process for agreement of the...

26/09/2014

Gas talks: Oettinger proposed supply agreement for coming winter

European Commission Statement Berlin, 26 September 2014 At today's gas talks in Berlin, Vice-President Guenther Oettinger proposed a new compromise to secure gas supplies to Europe and the Ukraine during the winter season.

25/09/2014

Energy Union: What are we waiting for?

Will Russia cut off the gas just in time for Christmas? Leaving millions of Europeans potentially freezing in their homes? No other issue than the looming gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine shows so bluntly that Europe needs to act together and become less dependent on external energy suppliers This is also the reason why this Friday, it is the EU and not individual Member States who moderates the Russian-Ukrainian gas talks in Berlin.

29/08/2014

Outcome of gas talks between Vice-President Oettinger and Russian Energy Minister Novak

European Commission Statement Moscow, 29 August 2014 At today’s meeting in Moscow with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Vice-President of the EU Commission Günther H. Oettinger reiterated his proposal to have an interim solution including an interim price.

27/08/2014

Press Remarks of the EU representatives at Minsk meetings

European Commission Remarks Minsk, 26 August 2014 High Representative / Vice-President Ashton "Good evening everyone, This is not the final press conference because one of the most important aspects of today is the meeting that is now taking place between President Poroshenko and President Putin, something that we've facilitated during...

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...

26/06/2014

European Energy Security Strategy: key priorities and actions

Commission [Check Against Delivery] Günther H. Oettinger European Commissioner for Energy European Energy Energy College of Europe and European Commission: First joint high-level Roundtable on EU Energy Policy Brussels, 25 June 2014 Dear Rector Monar, dear Director General Ristori, Ladies and Gentlemen, I very much welcome this joint Roundtable organised...

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...

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