13. October 2016

Security of gas supplies: solidarity as a legal obligation

“Solidarity is not an empty slogan: it is a duty, now enshrined in law. We cannot rely on goodwill and voluntary schemes if the supply of gas to a Member State from outside is cut off. We need a binding mechanism to deliver gas to every protected consumer, be it a household, hospital or district heating installation, in every EU country in need”, says Jerzy Buzek, Chairman of EP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and rapporteur on the Regulation on measures to safeguard the security of gas supply.

5. July 2016

European Agenda under the Slovak EU Presidency

How shall we respond to the challenges facing the EU, including the most recent and pressing one - the results of the UK referendum? How shall we bring the EU closer to the citizens and restore their trust in our European community?

6. April 2016

Nord Stream consortium in a cross-fire of questions from EU parliamentarians

Nord Stream consortium in a cross-fire of questions from EU parliamentarians
Brussels, 6 April 2016 
The European Parliament today hosted a debate on "Nord Stream 2 - Energy Union at the Crossroads", proposed and co-chaired by Jerzy Buzek MEP, chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. It was attended by European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič who gave the keynote speech as well as by representatives of Ukrainian government. It is for the first time that representatives of the Nord Stream 2 consortium were extensively questioned by members of the European Parliament. 

16. February 2016

Energy security package - in line with EP view

"I am glad to see that the winter package proposed by the Commission is in line with what the EP always calls for: applying community approach to solving challenges which a single country is not able to solve alone", said Jerzy Buzek, chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) today, after the European Commission presented the legislative package.

13. November 2015

Jerzy Buzek in Washington D.C.: Let’s make energy a pillar of our cooperation with the US!

Jerzy Buzek, Chair of Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament paid a three-day official visit to Washington D.C. last week. He met with the Congressman, representatives of the Federal Government, think tanks and business community. The main focus of his visit was cooperation in energy field, and especially liberalisation of transatlantic LNG (liquefied natural gas) trade.

8. October 2015

Nord Stream 2 is a lose-lose scenario

On the initiative of Jerzy Buzek MEP, a debate on planned expansion of the North European Gas Pipeline took place during the plenary session of the European Parliament on the 7th of October. Miguel Arias Cañete, the Commissioner for Energy and Climate, also took part in the discussion.