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What Can The UK Learn From Switzerland's Energy Relationship With The EU? Lords To Ask Swiss Federal Office Of Energy


The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee will continue its inquiry into Brexit and Energy Security on Wednesday 18 October. The Committee will question Ambassador Jean-Christophe Füeg, Head of International Energy Affairs the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.

The Committee will explore with the Ambassador the advantages and disadvantages of Switzerland's energy relationship with the EU; the key areas of dispute in negotiations to deepen that relationship; and how Switzerland influences EU energy policy.

The evidence session will begin at 10:30am in Committee room 2 of the House of Lords and Ambassador Jean-Christophe Füeg will give evidence via a video link. Topics the Committee are likely to cover include:

  • Swiss priorities and aims for its energy relationship with the EU
  • The extent to which  the Swiss energy system is integrated with that of the EU and how much energy is traded between them
  • The extent to which Switzerland co-operates with the EU on nuclear safety, safeguarding and research and development
  • What regional or international energy coordination groups  Switzerland finds valuable

Notes to Editors

  1. The evidence session is open to the public. If you wish to attend, you should go to Parliament's Cromwell Green Entrance and allow time for security screening.
  2. You can watch the session live on the internet at parliamentlive.tv. Sessions can also be viewed back at any time after the event and it is now possible to clip parts of evidence sessions and share them on social media and third party websites. 
  3. For further information on the inquiry and the Committee please see its webpage
  4. You can also follow the work of all the House of Lords EU Committee and sub-committees on Twitter: @LordsEUCom
  5. The Committee is chaired by Lord Teverson. For further information please contact Anouska Russell on 020 7219 8535.

House of Lords Press Office,

House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW
020 7219 8550
lordspressoffice@parliament.uk 
www.parliament.uk/lords 
www.lordsdigitalchamber.co.uk



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