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Poland aims to strengthen the external dimension of EU energy
On 6 October 2011, Poland became a participant in the
Energy Community (EC), established to provide increased energy
security and energy investment in EC member states.
Established in 2005, the EC creates one of the largest internal energy markets in the world. Initially, the European Community and nine countries and territories (Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) belonged to it. Since 1 May 2010, Moldova, and since 1 February 2011 Ukraine have been parties.
Poland, as an EU Member State, has hitherto been represented in the EC by the
European Commission. Becoming a participant does not incur any additional obligations
(legal, financial) in respect of the EC; however, it is of significant importance
due to policy, procedural and image reasons. Since becoming a participant, Poland
can be individually represented in such bodies as the EC, and others such as
the Ministerial Council, the Permanent High Level Group or the Regulatory Board.
This will ensure better access to information and an opportunity to influence
and to channel discussions.
Active participation in the Energy Community is one
way to implement the priority of the Polish Presidency: strengthening the external
dimension of EU energy policy. The instruments available under the Energy Community
provide for an effective expansion of EU law in neighbouring states, which
is crucial from the standpoint of EU energy security.
Since Ukraine's accession to the EC and focusing activity in this way towards
the East, Polish participation is also important in the context of commitment
to relationships with partners in the East. In addition, Poland in this way
emphasises the role that the EC can play in the context of the Eastern Partnership
to boost work on energy issues.
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