Malta lacks investment in energy infrastructure – EU
A draft European Commission report on investment in energy infrastructure seen by news portal EurActiv.com named Malta together with Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal as having insufficient infrastructure connections with the rest of the European Union.
The report is urging EU countries to speed up the connections of their gas and electricity grids. It said that dependency on a single gas provider also prevails in countries with a better geographical position, such as Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
Following the Russia-Ukraine gas crisis in the winter of 2008-2009, the EU took a number of measures to make sure that individual countries are better connected and less vulnerable in the case of a supply disruption from Russia. The report shows that despite the facts that a few years have passed, it appears that little has been done, even though funding is available.