Eastern Partnership strives to boost energy efficiency

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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn shakes hand with Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Andrei Galbur (R) in Chisinau, Moldova, July 10, 2017.

Hahn at the informal Eastern Partnership dialogues to step up Summit preparations and cooperation


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Preparing for the Eastern Partnership Summit that will take place on November 24 in Brussels, European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn visited Chișinău, Moldova, on July 10 to participate at the informal dialogue focused on strengthening cooperation on energy efficiency between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries.

“The EU will continue to support partner countries in their efforts to become more energy efficient as a top priority, for the benefit of citizens across the region,” Hahn said ahead of the mission.

“Developing and implementing cost-effective energy efficiency policy is key for improving energy security, competitiveness, boosting economic growth, creating jobs – and it contributes to preventing climate change. We are focused on delivering concrete results, with a clear programme for cooperation until 2020 and beyond,” he added.

Hahn met with Ministers of Foreign Affairs this morning and was expected to meet this afternoon with Ministers in charge of energy efficiency from the Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, the European Commission said on July 10.

The dialogue addressed the regional and global challenges for the region. This afternoon’s dialogue, together with representatives of the International Financial Institutions was expected to focus on strengthening cooperation on energy efficiency between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries.

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