Slovak energy sector on its way to deregulation?

14. Dec 2015  |  Central Europe  |  Energy  |  Press releases

On 9 December 2015, CEPI hosted a debate on the deregulation of the energy sector in Visegrad countries.

V4 - energy security and energy markets. Challenges ahead

By Tomasz Dąborowski, Péter Kaderják, Kristián Takáč. Photo source: SEPS Annual Report 2014
1. Dec 2015  |  European Union, Central Europe  |  Energy  |  Studies

The EU aims to reduce dependency on particular fuels, energy suppliers, and supply routes and to develop a well-functioning internal energy market. Our authors analyse the main current challenges in achieving these goals and discuss the role of the V4 countries in increasing EU's energy security. Although V4 countries face different challenges, the prospects for cooperation are considerable. The paper offers policy recommendations that would help policy-makers address the current challenges and strengthen the energy security in the Visegard region and the EU as a whole.

Energy security and regional integration of V4 markets: Tatra Summit 2015

15. Nov 2015  |  Central Europe, European Union  |  V4, Energy  |  Press releases

On 5 November 2015, as part of the Tatra Summit conference, CEPI led a roundtable titled V4’s energy security and markets: challenges ahead. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Union of the European Commission, delivered the introductory remarks.

CEPI at Tatra Summit 2015

4. Nov 2015  |  Central Europe  |  Energy, Ukraine

As in all previous years, CEPI team is contributing to the Tatra Summit, an annual conference in Bratislava on EU politics and economic issues.

Slovakia and the EU Energy Union: Zooming in on Nuclear Energy

6. May 2015  |  Central Europe  |  Energy  |  Event reports

On the 28th April 2015, CEPI hosted at its headquarters in Bratislava a closed door debate focusing on development of the energy market in Slovakia and Europe and the role to be played in this regard by the project of

Central Europe’s energy security after Nabucco

In June 2013, the project of the Nabucco pipeline collapsed. It became clear that the pipeline meant to bring Caspian gas to the doorstep of the Visegrad countries[2] would not be built in this decade. There is simply not enough gas to import. But Central Europe has other opportunities to reinforce its energy security: new ways of gas trading and an integrated European market. Only then it can tackle its two major challenges, Gazprom and the globalized gas markets.

Visegrad’s energy security after Nabucco

14. Oct 2013  |  Security and Defence, Central Europe  |  Energy  |  In the media
The article of our external expert, Pavol Szalai, on energy security from the perspective of Central Europeans.

Once in a lifetime: Opportunities for Visegrad in EU energy infrastructure plans

15. Apr 2013  |  Central Europe, Security and Defence  |  Energy  |  Policy briefs

In 2007, Europe has set ambitious energy and climate policy goals for itself. By 2020 EU countries are to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent, increase their share of renewable energy to 20 per cent of the total, and improve their energy efficiency by 20 per cent. Six years later, the member-states seem to be on track: greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced and the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the EU’s gross final production went up from 8.6 per cent to 12.7 per cent between 2005 and 2010.