According to the Natural Gas Market Directive, Finland is an isolated market and has the right to deviate from certain provisions of the Directive, such as the opening of the natural gas markets and the application of unbundling obligations concerning the transmission system.

Since current market conditions still prevail, the existing derogation will remain in force until an alternative and large enough supply source of natural gas is present. However, by including a procedure to ensure the autonomy of the transmission system operator under certain circumstances, the proposal already takes into account the possibility that Finland would not in the future be able to apply the deviation.