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The Commission’s controversial proposals to complete the liberalisation of the EU gas and electricity markets are entering a critical phase as Parliament prepares for a decisive vote in May. But the tight schedule is now leading some to speculate that an agreement could be delayed.MEPs on the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy… » read more

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At the European Movement’s ‘Speak Up Energy’ event on 16 April 2008, Marie-Christine Jalabert, Deputy Head of Unit in the European Commission’s DG TREN, explained the reciprocity clause in the proposal for the Third Energy Package: We have one goal: to prevent a possible non-EU company from putting the assets on the market. If a… » read more

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System reliability and legitimacy for the release of rules governing the sector are at stake when the Commission moves to a liberalisation of the electricity transmission market, says Marcel Bial, Secretary General with UCTE, the Union for the Co-ordination of Transmission of Electricity. “There is today no legal way, no tool to enforce codes” such… » read more

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Euro Parliamentarian Paul Rübig comments on the energy relationship that ties Russia to the EU: A pipeline is like a marriage – if you have a pipeline, both sides will in the future of course be interested in having a good relationship. The Austrian Conservative MEP, who is a member of the Parliament’s Industry and… » read more

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The European social partners for the European electricity industry had requested an update of the 2001 employment study by the Commission. The first results of this study into the effect of the opening of electricity and gas markets in Europe (covering all Member States and Roumania, Bulgaria and Turkey) were presented, 16 October. Their findings… » read more

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The social partners in the European gas sector Agreed a joint statement with the conclusions they draw from the employment study done by EcoTec for the European Commission. The statement notes the problems liberalisation has brought for employment in the sector. It recognises outsourcing as a major challenge with which unions and employers have to… » read more

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