In 2013, the Energy Community Ministerial Council unilaterally decided to extend the duration of the Treaty for a further ten years, from 2016 to 2026. This is proof of the organisation’s continued relevance and value for all its members.
The Energy Community has been frequently cited as one of the most successful policy frameworks of the European external energy policy and commended on its achievements in terms of creating a stable regulatory framework, regional security and investment. As Director, I will do my utmost to ensure that the Energy Community continues to be a success story.
Yet, as all institutions, we can do things better and the 2013 Ministerial Council launched a process of reflection on how the Energy Community could be improved to better reach its objectives of creating an integrated energy market, attracting investment, enhancing security of supply and improving the environment. The Energy Community Secretariat is working hard to support this process.
It is my vision to create a true pan-European Energy Community based on partnership, fully-integrated energy markets, sustainability and solidarity. My goal is to make the organisation even more attractive for existing and new members.