European Single Market for Gas & Electricity: Making the EU Internal Energy Market Work

 
EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger and his staff organized the Second Conference (here a report of the first one, held in 2011) on The completion of the EU internal energy market – 'Making the Internal Energy Market work'.
 
The conference will be held in Brussels on Monday, 8 April 2013, from 13.00 to 19.00.
 
On 15 November 2012, the European Commission presented a Communication assessing the state of play of the internal energy market, to be completed by 2014The Communication encourages Member States to step up efforts, highlighting the benefits of a truly integrated European market for citizens and business. The document also identifies the need for further action in a number of areas including consumer protection, enforcing the existing rules and investing in the modernisation of energy infrastructure. The Commission will work with Member States to empower consumers and to phase out state interventions which distort markets.
 
The april 8th EU Commission conference is a follow-up to the Communication of 15 November 2012 and aims at identifying the main challenges in completing the internal energy market by 2014 as well as looking beyond.
 
Participants include stakeholders from the energy industry, consumer organisations, energy regulators, representatives from Member States, the European Parliament and the European Commission.
 
There still isn't a detailled programme available, for updates check the dedicated webpage of the event
 
Registration is required by 2 April 2013
The organizers suggest to register early on, given the limited number of available seats.