Romania plays an important role in the regional energy market and it might
soon become even more relevant in this regard.
Maros Sefcovic, vice president of the European Commission, in charge of the
Energy Union, declared in an interview for Agerpres, during his visit
to Romania last week, that the country will “continue to
consolidate its role as a regional energy hub”.
He notes that Romania would play a very important part in the energy
security sector, as many gas pipelines might traverse the country's
territory in the future. In this respect, it would be important
for the country to develop its energy export capability in terms of
interconnection , since it is has an immense capacity for production,
therefore this should be an important goal to achieve going forward.
Sefcovic also observed that directives regarding state aid for renewable
energy have been framed in such a way as to support this segment of
added “We have to make sure that we use regional cooperation to a
higher potential and I am very happy that Romania is working so
closely with Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic with respect to
connecting energy markets.
This is a recipe that we would definitely
support and recommend in this new design of the energy market which
will hopefully, eventually lead to lower electrical bills, greater
accessibility and less pollution, therefore making the supply a lot
more secure. “