Commissioner Simson in Prague to participate in informal meeting of EU energy ministers

© European Union, 2020, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service© European Union, 2020, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service

As of tomorrow evening, Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, will be in Prague to participate in the informal meeting of EU energy ministers hosted by the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU until Wednesday, 12 October. The meetings will be opened by Director-General of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol’s address on the future of energy security on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, the Commissioner will discuss with the EU ministers and Director-General Birol the roadmap on further action to tackle high energy prices presented by President von der Leyen at the meeting with the EU Leaders in Prague on Friday. They will also hold a discussion on potential avenues for a reform of the EU’s electricity market in the presence of Director of ACER, the Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators, Christian Zinglersen. The Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Thomas Östros, will deliver remarks on ways to finance the energy transition. In Prague, Commissioner Simson and the ministers will have a working lunch with the Energy Community Contracting Parties. At the margins of the broader meeting, the Commissioner will hold bilateral exchanges with Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional development, Andrei Spînu, and Ukraine’s Minister of Energy, German Galushchenko. At the end of the meeting on Wednesday, Commissioner Simson will hold a press conference with the Czech Minister of Energy, Jozef Síkela, which you can follow on EbS.