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Policy & Regulation

Brussels ups pressure on Romania over export restrictions

The European Commission has given Romania two months to respond to its claims over restrictions on gas exports or it may refer the case to the European Court of Justice The European Commission has given Romania two months to respond to its claims over restrictions on gas exports or it may refer the case to the European Court of Justice.
By Andreas Walstad 26 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34436
Gas infrastructure in Romania. (Romgaz)

The European Commission has put Romania’s left-wing government under further pressure to liberalise its domestic gas market by threatening court action unless it removes export restrictions on gas from its recently amended national energy law. The move is a part of a series of efforts to force Bucharest to open up its gas sector to more competition in line with EU legislation.

The commission said on Thursday that it had sent an additional reasoned opinion to Romania – the first was sent exactly...