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Towards Energy Union: The Commission presents sustainable energy security package

23 February 2016

The Commission presented on 16 February 2016 its energy security package with necessary proposals to equip the EU for global energy transition as well as to be prepared for possible energy supply interruptions. The package sets out a wide range of measures to strengthen the EU's resilience to gas supply disruptions. These measures include moderating energy demand, increasing energy production in Europe (including from renewables), further developing a well-functioning and fully integrated internal energy market, as well as diversification of energy sources, suppliers and routes. Further, the proposals bring more transparency to the European energy market and create more solidarity between the Member States.

Regarding liquefied natural gas, the Commission sets a LNG strategy that will improve access of all Member States to LNG as an alternative source of gas. The central elements of this strategy are building the strategic infrastructure to complete the internal energy market and identifying the necessary projects to end single-source dependency of some of the Member States.

For more information on the the EU LNG strategy, you may refer to: