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"Jacques Delors backs 'enhanced cooperation' on energy" - 7 April 2010

on April 7, 2010, 10:49
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Article published on Website on 7 April 2010.

Not all EU countries are ready to embark on a common EU energy policy just yet. But a smaller vanguard of countries could decide to go ahead without delay, according to former European Commission President Jacques Delors.

Europe's existing energy policy is "suboptimal," states Delors in a policy paper published by Notre Europe, a think-tank founded by the iconic former Commission chief himself.

In his foreword, Delors laments that despite a dramatic increase in regulatory activity designed to establish a broad European energy market and fight climate change, the European Union has struggled to develop a common energy policy.

"The national solutions adopted by member states ["¦] have proven inadequate to the task and have increased the risk of diverging and even conflicting responses to common challenges," Delors writes...

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