Polish Briefing 24 July, 2019 9:00 am   
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Polish Briefing: Poland discusses energy policy with Romania

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Poland discusses energy policy with Romania

Challenges related to the low-carbon transformation of the economies of Poland and Romania as well as security of gas supply were the subject of bilateral consultations as part of the meeting of the Polish-Romanian working group on energy policy. The meeting took place on July 22 in Ploieşti near Bucharest. Poland was represented by deputy minister of energy Tomasz Dąbrowski.

– Romania is an important partner of Poland in energy cooperation in the EU, and has a large share of coal in the energy mix like Poland and analogous challenges related to transformation into a low-carbon economy – stressed Deputy Minister Dąbrowski during the working group meeting.

The deputy minister also pointed out that the process of transformation of the Polish energy sector will be evolutionary. It is necessary to ensure energy security, ie stable energy supplies at affordable prices both to individual and industrial consumers. Both sides agreed that as part of the negotiations of a long-term strategy neutral for the climate of the EU economy in 2050, one of the key postulates is to ensure a just transition, taking the specificity of individual EU countries into account. It is also necessary to provide adequate financial support from the EU that are adequate to the real needs. In the negotiations of the EU Multiannual Financial Framework for the years 2021-2027, we strive for measurable compensation of expenditures needed for the Polish energy transformation and support for the modernization of Polish coal regions – stressed Deputy Minister Dąbrowski.