Kissova: Energy Union Project Perceived Positively among EU Countries

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Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) vice-chair and MP Jana Kissova (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, December 2 (TASR) – The Energy Union project is perceived in a positive way, stated Parliamentary economic affairs committee chair Jana Kissova (Freedom and Solidarity/SaS) after a meeting of chairs of the Economic Affairs Committees on the Energy Union, which took place in Bratislava on Friday as part of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council.

“I had a feeling that the participants of the meeting see the proposals presented by European Commission (EC) Vice-president for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic positively. I didn’t observe any wave of repulsion indicating that some EU-member states would opposed the presented matters,” said Kissova.

“I think that there will be a will from the part of the member states to implement the proposals concerning the Energy Union,” she added.

Kissova further stressed that Sefcovic informed the participants of the meeting about the so-called Energy Union winter package, which was okayed by the EC in Brussels on Wednesday (November 30). “It includes a new regulation concerning the energy market, rules for capacity mechanisms, new directives in the fields of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency, changes in the energy management and also fossil fuel subsidies,” said Kissova.

According to her, the presented Energy Union package was praised also by chair of the European Parliament’s Committee for Industry, Research and Energy Jerzy Buzek, who said that the Energy Union is “the most important EU project over the last 50 years”.

As part of the second panel of the meeting, the participants discussed the Energy Union in terms of research and innovation, whereas the third panel focused on future intelligent systems that are aimed at consumers.