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Challenges in aligning the EU Electricity Policy towards the Energy Union

The European energy and climate policies have reflected these last few years dissonances across Member States’ aspirations on several issues, such as on renewable support schemes, investment frameworks (capacity markets, contracts for differences), carbon pricing signals (carbon market vs carbon tax), electricity interconnections or energy efficiency pathways. Inevitably, this can put at risk efforts to achieve the Energy Union.

This event will illustrate these challenges through the ongoing reform of the European electricity market design. How can the new EU electricity market design deliver better renewables’ integration, incentivise long term investments and secure electricity supplies? The event will also be an opportunity to extend the debate to the need of a profound governance evolution to achieve the Energy Union.


  • Minister Michał Kurtyka, Undersecretary of State in Ministry of Energy, Poland
  • Cécile Maisonneuve, Senior Advisor, Center for Energy, Ifri, author of the note “The Last-ditch Attempt to Build the Energy Union”, Note de l’Ifri, January 2016
  • Emmanuel Tuchscherer , Director of the European Affairs Department, Engie

Chaired by Marie-Claire Aoun, Director Center for Energy, Ifri

The debate will be held under the Chatham House rule.

Conseil Central de l'Économie - Room 6 - Avenue d'Auderghem 20 - Brussels - metro Schuman
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For futher information, please contact breux@ifri.org

Energy Union - EU electricity