V. Popescu discussed with EC officials about the rescue of CE Oltenia: The prospects are very good


The Minister of Economy, Energy and Environment and Business, Virgil Popescu, met in Brussels on Monday with the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, for discussions on the state aid granted to the Oltenia Energy Complex, the Hunedoara Energy Complex and the Uranium National Company.

“Today’s visit to Brussels is very important. I had a meeting this morning with Mrs. Vestager Margrethe – Executive Vice President and Competition Commissioner. I asked for support and leverage for the National Uranium Company, for the CEH and CEO. Perspectives for the future are good and I want to thank the European partners for their support and for their future help,” Popescu wrote on Facebook, according to Agerpres.

According to him, topics on the fund for the Just transition and compliance with competition rules were addressed on the agenda of discussions, as well as finding common solutions for ensuring the security of energy supply, while ensuring the transition to a green economy. “The digital was also on the agenda,” the minister added.

Popescu announced Thursday evening that he will go to Brussels, at the European Commission, where he will have a meeting with Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to discuss state aid for the Oltenia and Tarom Energy Complex.

The Romanian Government approved, in the meeting on Tuesday, the Emergency Ordinance by which the Oltenia Energy Complex receives 1.2 billion lei for the purchase of the carbon dioxide certificates for the year 2019, according to a statement from the Ministry of Energy.


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