Energy

The Eastern Partnership Energy Panel

The Eastern Partnership Energy Panel

5 December 2017

The multilateral architecture of the Eastern Partnership was reviewed and endorsed at the Eastern Partnership Summit in 2017. The former Platform on Energy Security has become a multi-sectoral Platform covering (energy and transport) connectivity, energy efficiency, environment and climate change. Under that Platform the newly created Energy Panel continues bringing together representatives from the EU, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine to discuss ways to promote energy security, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and nuclear safety. It also discusses the construction of missing infrastructure links and ways to bring partner countries' energy-related rules more in line with EU rules. The Panel meets twice a year.

On 24 November 2017 at the fifth Eastern Partnership Summit, an online inventory of energy cooperation was launched. This interactive tool brings together all activities taking place at bilateral and regional level in the field of energy as part of the Eastern Partnership.