Cyprus shares the basic principle for the integration of the EU energy system, for efficient, low cost, sustainable and environmentally friendly energy supply of the EU countries, Minister of Energy Natasa Pilides stressed in her intervention at the EU Energy Council teleconference, held yesterday under the German presidency.
During her intervention to the Council, which dealt with the integration of the energy system, as well as its contribution to the achievement of the EU energy targets for 2030 and 2050, the Minister clarified that “in order to achieve the EU`s ambitious energy targets and targets for the climate, no EU Member State should be left energy – isolated “.
In addition, according to a written statement, the Minister of Energy expressed the view that “the process of updating EU policies should take into account the particularities of the Member States (MS), allowing each MS to formulate its strategy based on its strengths, such as abundant solar energy in the case of Cyprus, while ensuring a gradual transition to clean energy “.
As she pointed out, “for Cyprus, the EU-funded project of Common Interest, EuroAsia Interconnector, which provides for the electricity interconnection of Cyprus, Israel and Greece, is particularly important for the achievement of the country`s goals.”
Finally, according to the announcement, the Minister referred to “the need for technical and financial support to the MS by the EU, focusing on green growth, energy storage and the circular economy, which will allow MS to achieve their goals in the context of the Green Deal and thus make the EU an example to the rest of the world. ”