For ViEUws.eu‘s Hughes Belin discusses the implications of the new Juncker Commission. He concludes that three commissioners will replace Energy Commmissioner Günther Oettinger and expects that climate and energy deals “will be done behind the closed doors of a single cabinet”. No wonder, says Belin, NGO’s and MEPs have voiced concerns.
Belin also notes that before Oettinger will make way for his – controversial – successor – by 1 November, he still has four pressing issues to deal with: trilateralks on the EU gas debt, a report on the internal market accompanied by a study on energy costs and subsidies, a communication on nuclear liability and a report on the energy security stress test and potential proposals to mitigate the risks of gas disruptions this winter. Meanwhile, Oettinger’s colleague, Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, is soon expected to deliver his decision on the Hinkley Point C nuclear project. Brussels Briefing on Energy: All you need to know for September 2014 appeared first on viEUws.