FECER General Assembly 2023

Focus on low carbon energy

The FECER puts the skills of its members at the service of managers in the energy and research sectors in Europe. From now on, it also wants to make its voice heard more loudly on energy and research issues. « Preserving Europe’s economic and climatic future, thanks to all low-carbon energies, while respecting technological neutrality, is a priority that requires the mobilisation of everyone« , declares Anne LASZLO, the association’s new president.

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Ignalina NPP: FECER visits the colossal worksite

At the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania, everything is huge. The building, which housed the two RBMK reactors and the engine room, is 660 metres long. The two 1500 MW reactors, commissioned in 1983 and 1987, were the most powerful in the world at the time. A third of the 4 planned reactors was under construction when Lithuania chose to join the European Union. 5,000 men and women were producing electricity in the geographical triangle of Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus. So it’s hardly surprising that the plant’s employees speak with pride of their industrial heritage. But the closure of this Chernobyl-type boiling water plant was a sine qua non condition for Lithuania’s accession to the European Union. The reactors were definitively shut down in 2004 and 2009 respectively, and their dismantling is largely subsidised by the European Union. Read more

European energy and research executives hold workshop in Budapest

FECER representatives from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Lithuania met in Budapest to better understand the issues and challenges of energy policy in Hungary, and to discuss developments in the composition of the European energy system.

This workshop, which was decided at the end of 2021, proved to be particularly topical in the context of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

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Celebrations of Ignalina NPP federation’s 25th anniversary

On the event of the celebration of Ignalina NPP federation’s 25th anniversary, Thomas Schneider, President of FECER european energy sectoral federation of managers, has sent a warm letter of congratulations and support to the President Dranik, the delegates and members of the Independent Trade Union of SE Ignalina NPP.

In this letter he recalls the conditions in which Ignalia NPP federation was created and its commitments with the managers and with the employees of the power plant.

TTIP Position Paper

What is TTIP ?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a commercial partnership agreement, currently (since 2013) being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.

It aims to remove trade barriers existing today in many sectors of activity, in order to facilitate trade in goods and services between the United States and the EU and thus generate additional trade flows in both directions.

Beyond tariffs, it seeks to bring down all other barriers for exporters from norms, standards and procedures for approvals.

TTIP negotiations also aim to open markets in services, investments and public procurement.

This agreement, in view of the volume of trade between the United States and the European Union, will likely redefine the framework of global trade.

FECER 12 proposals on European Commission Clean Energy Package

General vision on Energy Union

For us, to succeed in the refounding of the European project, we must rethink the current «Europe’s software», and keep-up favoring the balance of economic and social performance factors and long-term investments.
This applies in particular in the field of energy, which is at the heart of the daily lives of citizens and the European economy.
Reducing the carbon intensity of the economy ought to be the heart of the Clean Energy Package.
As energy policy must be helpful to European industry and driven by high quality job creation, the «energy only and short-term market» can’t be an objective in itself !

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