European gas market regulators, EU countries, stakeholders and the Commission are meeting at the Madrid Forum on 6-7 October to discuss the functioning of the EU wholesale gas market, scenarios of future gas demand and supply, as well as possible changes to the regulatory framework in the EU gas sector.
Further topics will include the implementation of European market rules (network codes and guidelines) and the harmonisation of gas quality.
The aim of the annual European Gas Regulatory Forum is to debate key policy issues relating to the EU gas sector and to identify the priorities and viewpoints of the various stakeholders.
The discussions at the Madrid Forum will focus on a set of strategic questions. These will include the potential challenge of the projected decline of natural gas demand and its impact on the EU gas sector, and the potential changes to the existing legal and regulatory framework that could be advisable and effective.
Meanwhile, given that the implementation of network codes and guidelines is a priority for the Commission, the Madrid Forum will consider how the robustness of the current implementation and monitoring framework could be further enhanced.
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