Report: V4 regulators discuss European energy union in Bratislava
Heads of energy regulators in the Visegrad Four countries of Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland yesterday met in Bratislava to negotiate the European energy union and national policies on renewable energy, Hungarian news agency MTI reported late yesterday.
The participants voiced their support for a European energy union in a joint declaration, but only with certain conditions, namely the full implementation of the European Unionʼs Third Energy Package while member states maintain independence with regard to putting together their own energy packages, and allowing more room for low CO2 emission technologies, such as nuclear energy, with the aim of making Europe a more competitive industrial player.
"Basically, we all agree that the idea of energy union advances European affairs. At the same time, we would like individual member states to keep as much freedom as possible, for example in deciding on their own energy mix," Attila Nyikos, deputy head of Hungaryʼs Energy and Utilities Regulatory Office, told MTI.
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