• German energy company Eon is reportedly considering building power stations in the UK, Germany and Hungary with Russian energy company Gazprom (FT, November 14, 2007, p. 18)
  • The chief executive of Italian gas and oil company Eni, Paolo Scaroni, has criticized the EU’s energy policy stating that the EU has been “sleepwalking” into a “staggering” dependence on imported gas (FT, November 14, 2007, p. 4) 
  • Russian energy company Gazprom’s deputy chairman Alexander Medvedev has stated that the EU’s plan to “unbundle” energy utilities “could have serious adverse consequences for the long-term security of EU gas supplies” (WSJE, November 14, 2007, p. 7) 
  • On November 13, 2007, EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs launched the Single Electricity Market (SEM), stating that "the SEM is important not only for the island of Ireland, but also for the European Union and that the project is a significant contribution to the construction of the internal energy market” (RAPID, November 14, 2007)