This is an interesting read from EurActiv. Check it out!
Regular readers of this blog will know that I believe the Energy Directorate at the European Commission is weak on policy and strategy, and overweight on green issues and compliance.
This blog maintains that an effective energy strategy is essential for Europe’s economic, social and political future. This includes developing alternative supplies of energy to counter Russia’s threats.
This blog wishes Miguel Arias Cañete every success in his new role as Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy. Merging the two directorates should give the new commissioner the opportunity to remove some dead wood. Well done Jean-Claude Juncker!
As an expert in delivery strategy, the priorities for the new European Commission are clear to me:
- Carefully crafted policy and strategy,
- Dismantling the bloated bureaucracy, and
- Outsourcing non-strategic activities