Energy

EU energy ministers meet in Tallinn, Estonia

EU energy ministers meet in Tallinn, Estonia

20 September 2017

EU proposals to redesign Europe's electricity markets were top of the agenda on September 20 in Tallinn, Estonia at an informal council of EU energy ministers, also attended by European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, and Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete. The participants also joined EU transport ministers to discuss developing transport and energy infrastructure for 2020 and beyond with the help of the Connecting Europe Facility, which provides investment at a European level. They focused on how this investment is making possible the Energy Union, the EU's plan to provide Europe with secure, affordable and clean energy, and the Single European Transport Area, which will link different means of transport across the EU.

As part of the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' package, in November 2016 the Commission published proposals for new rules for how the EU's electricity markets work. These rules will promote integrated markets in which electricity flows across borders, boost use of energy from renewable sources (including renewable energy generated by citizens), and require EU countries to collaborate in the prevention and management of crisis situations.

Watch extracts from the concluding press conference.