In spite of significant developments the EU has not managed so far to successfully address energy challenges. Energy interdependence between member states has never been so strong though in political, economic and technical terms, and no country can succeed on its own.
With the European energy community (EEC), a policy proposal made by Jacques Delors and the think-tank Notre Europe, the EESC and civil society support the Europeanisation of energy policy, i.e. addressing its current shortcomings through joint policy-making, consistent implementation, pooling of resources and appropriate governance. Only such a comprehensive framework can make EU energy policy more efficient, reduce the cost, bring value to the citizens and raise the EU's profile vis-à-vis international partners. Read more