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EU imports of energy products continued to drop in Q2 2023

Following a strong increase in energy imports in the EU between 2021 and 2022, the scenario is different in 2023, with imports dropping for the second quarter in a row when compared with the same period in the previous year.

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New Energy Efficiency Directive published

The new, recast Energy Efficiency Directive (EU) 2023/1791 on energy efficiency, which was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council earlier this year, has been published.


Energy efficiency

Reducing energy consumption and achieving energy savings is essential to deliver the European Green Deal.

Renewable energy

Energy from renewable sources reduces greenhouse gas emissions and lowers our dependence on imported fossil fuels.

Markets and consumers

The EU's integrated internal energy market helps to keep energy affordable and guarantee secure supplies.

Energy strategy

The EU's strategy for secure, competitive, and sustainable energy.


A modern energy infrastructure, connecting markets and regions, is crucial to meet EU’s energy and climate goals.

Energy security

The EU works to ensure that energy supplies from abroad are secure and affordable.

Research and technology

Innovation in low-carbon and clean energy technologies are essential to fulfil the EU’s energy union strategy.

Funding and financing

EU programmes, calls for tenders and private-public initiatives to finance energy projects.

Nuclear energy

The EU aims to ensure safe and secure use of civil nuclear energy which generates almost 30% of its electricity.

Energy system integration

Our energy systems need to be sufficiently flexible to facilitate cross-border, cross-sector innovation and investment.



State of the Union

Every year, the President of the European Commission talks about the important issues facing Europeans and presents ideas for solving these issues in the State of the Union (SOTEU) speech. This includes suggestions for new European laws or policies.

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