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ERO’s new website on the upcoming Polish Presidency in the European Council.

prezydencja.ure.gov.pl

Today, the Energy Regulatory Office is launching a new website on the upcoming Polish Presidency in the European Council. We would like to introduce you to the issues and activities we are going to target in this important period of the Polish Presidency. Therefore we would like to intive you to visit the new ERO website - www.prezydencja.ure.gov.pl

Six months of energy

EU Member States take over the Presidency in the European Council every six months, consecutively. During the Presidency a Memeber State hosts most of the EU events and plays a key role in all of the European Union’s activities. Poland will take over the Presidency in the EU Council on 1st July 2011.

Our country will take over the Presidency of the European Council at an important moment for the energy policy. On the one hand, it is the entry into force of the III Energy Package and the launch of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) in March 2011 and on the other hand a common challenge that is the completion of an integrated European energy market by 2014 - says Marek Woszczyk, The President of ERO.

ERO’s involvment in the Presidency

The Energy Regulatory Office will organize and co-organize the events connected with the six month Polish Presidency in the European Council. In September 2011 the Polish Regulator will host the meeting of the CEER working group for Retail Market and Consumers. In October 2011 ERO, together with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Treasury, will organize a two day event that will include the ministerial conference Competitive and integrated market as the guarantee of energy security, with the participation of many prominent guests, as well as the General Assembly of The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and the newly created Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). In November ERO is planning a workshop on energy efficiency organized in cooperation with Danish Embassy.

The information on these and other events of the Polish Presidency concerning the energy sector can be found on the new ERO website.

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For more information on what the Presidency is, what the responsibilities of Poland as the presiding country are and on the priorities of the Polish Presidency go to the official governmental website - www.prezydencjaue.gov.pl

10.05.2011

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