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EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for September 2014 [VIDEO]

In this Brussels Briefing on Energy, leading energy journalist Hughes Belin for viEUws – the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides an overview of the European Union’s most pressing energy issues:

– Juncker Commission: merged energy and climate portfolio given to Miguel Arias Cañetefrom Spain and Slovenia’s Alenka Bratušek will become Vice President for the Energy Union.

 New EU sanctions against Russia: three Russian oil firms in target

 Trilateral talks on the Ukrainian gas debt may take place in Berlin on 20 September

– European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger is expected to tackle three issues before leaving:

  1. Report on the internal market accompanied by a study on energy costs and subsidies
  2. Communication on nuclear liability
  3. Report on energy security stress test and potential proposals to mitigate the risks of gas disruptions this winter

– European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia is expected to deliver his decision on the Hinkley Point C nuclear project

– Informal Energy and Environment Council in Brussels on 6 October

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