The President of the National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE), Mr. Abdellatif Bardach, in his capacity as President of MEDREG, met with directorate representatives of the European Commission, namely Ms. Cristina Lobillo Borrero and Mr. Cyril Dewaleyne, on the 15th and 16th March 2023 in Brussels, to discuss a wide range of topics related to the role of energy regulators in the Mediterranean region.
These meetings are crucial to advance the strategy and objectives of energy regulators towards the creation of an integrated Euro-Mediterranean market encouraging the investments necessary to mobilize the abundant energy resources of the member countries and foster a successful energy transition. Moreover, in recognition of its important position, MEDREG has been entrusted with the mission of coordinating hydrogen projects in the Mediterranean region. The meeting between representatives of MEDREG and the European Commission marks the valuable support and commitment of both parties to work together towards a more sustainable energy future for the region. In parallel, Mr. Bardach participated in a high-level conference organized by Med-TSO, to discuss regulatory and institutional initiatives to achieve an efficient integration of Mediterranean electricity systems while ensuring security of supply. During this conference, Mr. Bardach said that the Mediterranean energy regulators are committed to working closely with all stakeholders in the sector stressing the importance of cooperation and dialogue between Mediterranean countries to achieve the set goals.