Digitalisation of the energy sector was the focus of the Eastern Partnership workshop in Minsk, Belarus, jointly organised by the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB), the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and the European Commission.
Candidates from the main national parties [the People’s Party, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), Podemos (United We Can Change Europe) and Ciudadanos (Citizens)] and members of the Economic and Social Committee participated in a round table debate organised by the EESC on the premises of the European Commission Representation in Spain. Entitled “Deepening democracy: Building more Europe”, the aim of the round table was to analyse the policies needed to build a stronger Europe that could guarantee a future of economic progress and social justice.
The WB6 electricity monitoring report, released today by the Energy Community Secretariat, points to positive developments in the establishment of day-ahead markets in Montenegro and North Macedonia. However, the pace of reforms in the WB6 region overall must be accelerated if market coupling is to take place within the time horizon foreseen.
The objective of the training week is to enable participants to learn from leading experts in the field and from each other, strengthening the knowledge and networks needed to meet some of today’s most pressing challenges. The week-long activities focus on the critical role of energy efficiency in mitigating growing energy demand across all sectors in the world’s fastest‑growing economies.
This meeting allowed for a wide ranging dialogue including: political and economic developments in the EU and in Myanmar; trade and investment.
The fifth meeting of the EU-Ecuador Bilateral Consultation Mechanism was held in Brussels on 14 May. During the meeting, both parties expressed satisfaction with the positive evolution and the intensification of the bilateral relationship between Ecuador and the European Union in its various dimensions.
Global energy investment stabilised in 2018, ending three consecutive years of decline, as capital spending on oil, gas and coal supply bounced back while investment stalled for energy efficiency and renewables, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual review.