(11 February 2014) The Energy Community Treaty expires in 2015. It has started a reflection on its future. EPSU made a contribution to the consultation stressing the following points:
- The Memorandum of Understanding on the Social aspects of the Energy Community needs to be integrated in the Treaty as EPSU as demanded from the beginning. The experience demonstrates that a binding framework is necessary. EPSU argues this also in its contribution to the consultation on the regional social strategy. The social partners for the European electricity industry also underline the same position in their joint contribution
- We also argue that the Energy Community needs to be more democratic as currently it lacks a democratic counterpart to the Ministerial Council
- The social dialogue as well as the social economic council structures need to be strengthened.
EPSU further argues that the energy community can do much to address corruption based on the work done by EPSU and PSIRU.
For the EPSU position: