Towards a European Energy Union
Article from: OGEL 2 (2014), in Energy Community
The Energy Community was conceived in the years 2002-2005, starting with the so-called Athens Memorandum. I signed the memorandum as Energy Minister of Slovenia, when the country was not yet in the EU and I did not have the slightest idea that this vague text would have such a major role in my future life. Originally it was designed as a provisional instrument for South East European countries, as a kind of waiting room to prepare these countries for full EU accession. Therefore it was established only for 10 years, till 2016. It still happens today that someone calls it the Energy ...