Policy & Regulation

Parli italiano? Under-use of English hampers hubs

A lack of detailed information available in English is an obstacle to trade in many energy markets, including Italy A lack of detailed information available in English is an obstacle to trade in many energy markets, including Italy.
By The Wildcat 19 May 2017 0 25978
Italian Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda. (Council of the EU)

Italy must find a way to make its intentions clear when it introduces new rules designed to make its infrastructure more attractive to international players. 

Accurate and detailed public information and English translations of documents should be a priority for a country that aims to become southern Europe’s gas hub.

But Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda’s presentation to parliament last week on Italy’s proposed National Energy Strategy (NES) was short on detail, with slides and documents available only in Italian. This lack of transparency has left...