The opportunities of the Modernisation Fund for the energy transition in Central and Eastern Europe. State of play and implementation issues [Bucharest Workshop on 23 January 2019]

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The Bucharest Workshop on the Modernisation Fund was organised on the 23rd of January by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), the Energy Policy Group (EPG) and the Romanian Energy Centre (CRE). The workshop was attended by 21 participants representing energy and industrial companies, national authorities and civil society organisations. The objective of the workshop was to discuss the opportunities that the new Modernisation Fund represents for the transition to low-carbon energy systems in Central and Eastern Europe.

Christian Egenhofer (CEPS), Radu Dudău (EPG) and Mihai Macarie (CRE) presented the introductory remarks on the general context of the European Union commitment to the decarbonisation of the economy and the transition to low-carbon energy systems.

A discussion paper by Mihnea Cătuţi and Milan Elkerbout focusing on the purpose and the modus operandi of the Modernisation Fund was presented.


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