The European Commission has opened a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to reinforce the EU’s cybersecurity capacity, with up to €13 million available in grant funding.
Update: the minutes of the meeting are available.
Digitisation and its impact on jobs and skills, as well as measures to develop the European data economy are on the agenda. The meeting of the EEA Council will also be preceded by an informal political dialogue with the EEA EFTA States. The meeting will be chaired by Mr Sven Mikser, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia. Discussions will focus on the implications for the EEA Agreement of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and the Eastern Partnership.
Looking at the implications of the Paris Agreement and EU climate & energy objectives for the sector, speakers from the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) will discuss whether climate constraints can be turned from challenges to opportunities and, reflecting on the way we are using oil & gas today, hint at the way they would be used in a low-emission Europe.
On 26 April, Energy Community Secretariat experts presented the draft methodology for calculation, approval and application of tariffs for natural gas transmission services to the Working Group composed of representatives from the National Energy Regulatory Agency of Moldova (ANRE), the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure and the Transmission System Operator.
EU proposals, part of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package, on energy efficiency, renewables and governance of the Energy Union, were top of the agenda on April 19 in Sofia, Bulgaria, at an informal council of EU energy ministers, also attended by European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete.
On 22 March 2018, President Juncker and the leaders of Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Poland, gave the Baltics synchronisation project a renewed impetus at a special meeting in the margins of the European Council.
Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, met Monday with Peter Altmaier, Germany’s Minister of Economy and Energy. The bilateral meeting focused on the IEA’s role in the global clean energy transition thanks to its expertise across all fuels and energy technologies, as well as energy efficiency.