Stimulating gas infrastructure projects in Danube region
Thursday 21 June 2012
Establishing the gas market model in the Danube region is a positive step for the safety of the energy supply in Central Europe, Hungarian MEP András Gyürk (EPP) said, on 20 June, during a conference held at the European Parliament to discuss the state of play of this model. The conference was organised on the initiative of Gyürk and two other EPP MEPs and ITRE committee members: Romana Jordan (Slovenia) and Jan Brezina (Czech Republic). The MEPs stressed that regional groups will play a crucial role in the attribution of energy infrastructure projects that the EU considers to be of common interest and which, as such, can benefit from EU financing. The gas market model directly stems from the strategy for the Danube, launched by the European Commission in December 2010, and has been the subject of several meetings between the experts of the eight member states concerned.