Member States Protest Energy Reform

Law360, New York (July 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Though the European Commission's plan to liberalize energy markets is in full swing, some member states are not to happy about it. The economy ministers from six member states have sent a letter to regulators objecting to “unbundling” energy providers and suppliers.

Economy ministers from France, Germany, Austria, Greece and Luxembourg sent a letter to Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes arguing that unbundling is not the only way to reform energy markets in member states, Financial Times Deutschland reported on Sunday.

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