Central and Eastern Europe have more advantageous purchase prices of natural gas compared to Western European countries. European Commission Vice President, Maros Sefcovic, wants to ensure that Eastern European gas markets will operate as well as Western Europe markets within the Energy Union.
Western European countries have almost 20 percent more advantageous purchase prices for natural gas than CEE countries and the Baltic. „The differences in the market in Europe cause that member countries in the Baltic region, Central and Eastern Europe paid approximately 23% more for natural gas than Western European countries in 2014. Last year, the difference reached 16%,“ it the European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic, said during the meeting with journalists. Sefcovic wants to ensure that Eastern European gas markets will operate as well as in Western Europe within the Energy Union.
Full story in Slovak: Ceny plynu máme aj o pätinu vyššie. Šefčovič to chce riešiť.