15/11/2012 at 14:30
Topic: Energy and natural resources
Organiser: European Commission
On 15 November the Commission will present a Communication on the Internal Energy Market to take stock of progress made towards the completion of the internal energy market by 2014, identify the main challenges ahead and propose actions to improve the effective application of the third energy package.
It will encourage Member States to step up efforts where implementation is lagging behind.
The Communication is accompanied by documents that provide a thorough insight into the European electricity and gas market, key statistical data and a country-specific analysis on each of the 27 Member States and an overview of Member States' investments in energy infrastructure.
In February 2011, the EU Heads of State or Government declared the need to complete the internal energy market by 2014.
Ensuring that the EU has a well-functioning energy market is vital for providing a safe, secure and competitive energy supply, while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
14:30 Press conference with EU Energy Commissioner Oettinger in the BERL press room. Technical Briefing at 13:30. IP available on the day.