Whereas the EU is negotiating with various international locations about sure affiliation agreements, New Europe mentioned with the European Fee whether or not it envisions creating an impartial authority to control the utilities sectors in international locations the place non-public financial operators already operate to ensure their rights.
A European Fee spokesperson answered “The Fee is at the moment negotiating on an affiliation settlement between the EU and its Member States and Andorra, Monaco and San Marino on the small-sized international locations’ participation within the inner market and associated horizontal and flanking insurance policies in addition to probably cooperation in different areas. This responds to the EU’s goal of growing a particular relationship with neighbouring international locations. The implementation of an impartial authority to control utilities sectors is among the many matters mentioned presently. The longer term Settlement should present for sustaining the nice functioning, the integrity and the homogeneity of the inner market in addition to authorized certainty whereas concurrently bearing in mind the specificities of every of the three accomplice international locations and their specific conditions. The participation of the three international locations within the EU inner market set out sooner or later Settlement must be primarily based, inter alia, on mutual and shared values, the indivisibility of the 4 freedoms of the inner market and associated horizontal and flanking insurance policies, and the institution of a stage enjoying area. This entails that entry to sectors of the EU’s inner market should make sure the take-over, implementation and enforcement of the EU acquis within the three international locations. The Fee, along with the nationwide competent authorities, straight enforces EU competitors guidelines, together with in relation to sectoral monopolies, ensuring that every one corporations compete equally and pretty on the Inside Market. This advantages residents, companies and the Inside Market as an entire. This requires the event of supervisory parts regardless of the small measurement of our companions’ markets”
On June 30th then EU Fee Vice-President Šefčovič made some remarks on the roadmap paving the best way in direction of an Affiliation Settlement with Andorra, Monaco and San Marino, he mentioned :“This future Affiliation Settlement may very well be amongst essentially the most far-reaching supplied by the EU to outdoors companions. The roadmap displays the political ambition of the Fee, shared with the Council, to conclude negotiations on the long run affiliation settlement by the tip of 2023.To attain this goal, the roadmap accommodates an bold programme, together with some country-specific issues, and a timeline for the following 18 months. Our clear overarching goal is to additional strengthen our relationship, together with by means of integration into the EU’s Single Market with its 4 freedoms.