Press Release: EU adopts new rules strengthening the internal energy market

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Series Details IP/09/1038 (25.06.09)
Publication Date 25/06/2009
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President Barroso and Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed the adoption on 25 June 2009 of new rules on the internal energy market by the Council following a positive vote by the European Parliament in April. The new legislation is expected to strengthen the EU's internal energy market, give consumers more protection and the benefit of the lowest possible energy prices while offering companies the chance to compete on a level playing field. In addition the legislative package will promote sustainability by stimulating energy efficiency. Member States now have 18 months to transpose the new rules into national law.

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