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Additional projects for trans-European energy networks

The Council and European Parliament have adopted a Decision adding additional projects to the list of projects of common interest for the trans-European energy networks.

The additional projects, which take account of developments since the Commission's initial proposal for th...
The Council and European Parliament have adopted a Decision adding additional projects to the list of projects of common interest for the trans-European energy networks.

The additional projects, which take account of developments since the Commission's initial proposal for the energy TENs, are as follows:

Electricity networks:

- Connection of isolated networks to European interconnected networks:
. United Kingdom (connection to Isle of Man);

- Development of interconnections between Member States:
. France- Germany;
. Spain-Portugal;
. Ireland-United Kingdom (Northern Ireland);
. Austria-Germany;
. Netherlands-United Kingdom;

- Development of internal connections necessary to make best use of interconnections between Member States:
. Italy;
. Ireland;
. Spain;
. Sweden;
. Germany;

- Development of interconnections with third countries in Europe and the Mediterranean:
. Germany-Poland;
. Greece-Balkan States;
. United Kingdom-Norway;
. Sweden-Norway;
. EU-Belarus-Russia-Ukraine;

Gas networks:

- Introduction of natural gas into new regions:
.Portugal;

- Connection of isolated gas networks to the interconnected European networks:
. France-Spain;
. France;
. Austria-Germany;
. Austria-Hungary;
. Austria-Slovakia;
. Austria;
. Greece-Albania;

- Increasing reception and storage capacities:
. France;
. Spain;
. Austria;

- Increasing transmission capacities:
. Norway-France;
. Norway-Denmark-Sweden-Finland-Russia-Baltic States;
. Germany-Czech Republic-Austria-Italy;
. Russia-Ukraine-Slovakia-Hungary-Slovenia-Italy.

These projects will be added to the list of projects eligible to receive financing under the TENs financial Regulation.

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