EU Commissioner Kroes warns of protectionism in energy markets

EU Commissioner Kroes warns of protectionism in energy markets


Artificially created national champions, especially in EU electricity and gas markets, may have short-term appeal but are often to the long-term detriment of European consumers and competitiveness, the EU’s competition commissioner has said. Neelie Kroes took a determined stance against the “perceived challenge” of protectionism in European energy markets in Cernobbia, Italy, where she was speaking at an economic forum. Cross-border mergers in the energy sector are on the up, the Commissioner sa...


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