The ninth United States – European Union Energy Council met in Washington, D.C. on 7 February. In the context of the discussions, the Council reaffirmed the importance of the Energy Community in advancing energy market reforms, security of supply, decarbonisation and clean energy transition.
In the adopted Joint Statement, the Council welcomed “the adoption of the Clean Energy Package and Decarbonisation Roadmap by the Energy Community, encouraged their speedy implementation and acknowledged the importance of supporting the development of the region’s potential participation in renewable energy supply chains”. The Council further noted the importance of advancing transparent, integrated and competitive energy markets in the Western Balkans in line with obligations under the Energy Community Treaty and their integration with neighbouring electricity markets of EU Member States.
The Council underlined the need to continue to promote the integration of Ukraine into the EU’s energy market, improving its energy security and accelerating its decarbonisation and clean energy transition as well as the synchronization of Ukraine and Moldova into the Continental European Network.