Will you need an agreement on energy?

The negotiating directives foresee cooperation in the area of energy. An important pre-condition for cooperation in this area is to ensure we have robust level playing field requirements. In particular carbon pricing (Emission Trading System – ETS) and provisions on State aid are both a pre-condition for future cooperation on energy.

In the area of electricity and gas, there is no precedent for this type of arrangement.

As regards Euratom issues, the EU has experience regarding Nuclear Cooperation Agreements with other third countries.

Daniel FERRIE

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