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RePowerEU, in action the task forces that will teach European countries how to become independent from Russian gas

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RePowerEU, in action the task forces that will teach European countries how to become independent from Russian gas

Cut off trade relations with Moscow and Gazprom, the time to act is now. After the sanctions – which currently do not include gas – the European Union wants to take action to put into practice the energy independence strategy corresponding to the name of RePowerEU.

The three thematic task forces in support of the Member States and their local authorities will be operational from 1 June. Under the supervision of the Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, the teams of experts for global demand and trade negotiations, international relations and relations with member states will work.

Three task forces to help the Twenty-Seven in their race to abandon Russian coal and oil, with the aim of increasing gas purchases elsewhere and reducing the checks cashed so far by the Kremlin.

To do quickly and well, the community executive also shuffled its cards, transferring Matthew Baldwin, an Anglo-Italian, from the Directorate-General for Transport of which he was Deputy Head, to the Directorate-General for Energy, always with the role of Deputy Director General . We want to send a clear signal, not only of a technical nature but above all political. The EU intends to get serious.

“The time has come to diversify our energy supplies and make the best use of our infrastructure,” says Commissioner Simson. Starting with the task-forces “we are giving ourselves the tools to do it”.

The strategy to replace the companies controlled by the government of Vladimir Putin, Gazprom (main gas supplier) and even earlier Rosfnet (oil supplier), involves measures aimed at guaranteeing energy supply also through the “voluntary joint purchase” of pipelines, liquefied natural gas and hydrogen. For those who want it, the European Commission is ready to negotiate on behalf of governments the new trade agreements with which to circumvent the Russian offer. The task forces will therefore have a potentially greater significance on foreign markets than on the single market.

The RePowerEU energy independence strategy was proposed by the European Commission in early March, receiving the green light from the Heads of State and Government of the 27 at the summit that same month. Last week, the detailed plan, today the announcement that it is ready starting from June 1st. The EU is serious. Because he wants to show he is not afraid of Moscow, but because we need to be ready for the cold season, when energy and energy reserves will become crucial.

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