Maria Knyazeva. The European Commission was invited to the meeting of the working group on problems of gasification of Central and South-Eastern EU Countries Energy of the brotherhood outside the EU, but contributing to the diversification of gas supplies to the Union, said Last news Ombudsman of the press service of the EC.
in the energy community includes the EU and Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine. Turkey, Norway and Armenia have observer status. In March, Vice-President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic said that the EC was invited to discuss energy security and the formation of gas infrastructure in South-Eastern Europe Ukraine, Moldova and Countries of the Eastern Balkans.
"Country Energy fraternity who diversify gas supplies to the EU, were invited. The list of participants is under construction ", - said the source.
Largest suppliers of gas to the EU, according to the EC from October of last year, are Russia, Norway and Algeria. Turkey Sefcovic called a key partner of the EU in the issue of increasing the energy security of the Union. In addition, Gazprom plans to stop from 2019 transit gas to the EU via Ukraine and have initiative to send these volumes of "blue fuel" for the EU in the hub on the border of Turkey, where the countries of the Union could take him.
The second meeting of the working group on the high level of EU countries participating in South stream, on the problems of gasification of the Centre and South-East of the EU is scheduled for 10 July in Dubrovnik (Croatia), reported Last news before the first day of the week a source close to the EU leadership. The first meeting was held a few weeks after the cancellation of the project "South stream" in early February 2015 in Bulgaria.
The European Commission has hopes in July to negotiate with these countries an action plan that would ensure in the future that they have a minimum of three sources of gas. We can talk, and among them, about the empowerment of LNG and the formation of cross-border pipelines.