Commissioner Canete: EU sees Greece as an energy hub in the Mediterranean

Miguel Arias Canete, EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, participates in a panel in Lima on December 10, 2014, during the UN 20th session of the Conference of the Parties on Climate Change and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol is being held from December 1st to 12th in Lima. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

EU considers Greece an energy hub for the natural gas and electricity in eastern Mediterranean in the context of the European policy for energy sufficiency and security as well as for competitive prices, stated to Athens Macedonian News Agency, European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Miguel Arias Canete that paid a visit to Greece.

Canete emphasised on European Commission’s initiative for a special energy growth plan for the Greek island starting in the summer along with the first forum that will be held on Crete. The plan offers the opportunity for energy production from renewable energy sources in many islands together and separately on each island as well as of its saving.

Every investment in energy means growth and job positions, noted Canete adding that there will be funding tools for the support of the necessary infrastructure such as the so-called Juncker plan adding that the Commission will support Greece throughout the energy sector reform process.