145,5 millions d’euros du Fonds européen de développement régional (FEDER) sont investis dans la construction du gazoduc “Pogórska Wola- Tworzeń”, une canalisation de 168 km pour le transport de gaz naturel, traversant les régions polonaises de Małopolskie, Świętokrzyskie et Śląskie (Petite-Pologne, Sainte-Croix et Silésie), au Sud du pays.
In a ruling published on 10 August, the World Trade Organisation rejected most of Russia’s claims concerning the alleged incompatibility of the EU’s energy policy measures with the multilateral trade rules.
The declaration aims to strengthen regional cooperation in the framework of the Energy Union and better integrate the Iberian Peninsula into the internal energy market. The Lisbon declaration builds on the Madrid Declaration from March 2015 which launched the integration process.
Director of INEA Dirk Beckers signed today a grant agreement on CEF Energy co-funding for the power line crossing the Bay of Biscay totalling €578 million, in presence of Dominique Ristori, Director-General DG Energy and representatives from the Spanish and the French transmission system operators, both beneficiaries of the grant.
EIB Vice-President Navarro joins the meeting with Prime Minister Costa, President Macron, President Sánchez and EC Commissioner Arias-Cañete to boost the development of energy interconnections in South-West Europe. Over the last ten years, the EIB has provided more than EUR 3.6 billion to foster priority electricity and natural gas networks in Portugal, Spain and France.
Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete said: “This summit will showcase the commitment of the Juncker Commission to get the hardware of the Energy Union built on the ground and make a difference. A solid and resilient energy infrastructure is also essential to encourage regional action in new areas, such as renewables and energy efficiency. This will help us deliver on our Paris Agreement commitments. I am particularly pleased by the signing of a grant agreement for the power line crossing the Bay of Biscay, the largest investment in energy infrastructure under Connecting Europe Facility ever awarded. It is good for Spain and Portugal, good for France, and good for Europe”.
This Friday, the Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa, the President of France Emmanuel Macron and the President of the Government of Spain Pedro Sanchez will meet in Lisbon to strengthen their regional cooperation in the framework of the Energy Union.
Today, the EU Member States agreed on a Commission proposal to invest €48.4 million in several key European energy infrastructure projects. The EU funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European support programme for trans-European infrastructure, and in particular from its energy window (CEF-Energy).
The Madrid Forum was set up to discuss issues regarding the creation of the internal gas market. Currently it is addressing the implementation of the network codes and the cross-border trade of gas, in particular the allocation and management of scarce interconnection capacity and other technical and commercial barriers to the creation of a fully operational internal gas market.