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European Union grid operators do not have enough incentive to build and maintain the infrastructure needed for efficient cross-border electricity trading, argued participants at a September 3 panel discussion in London hosted by the Leipzig-based European Energy Exchange (EEX).

Poor infrastructure poses a major challenge to EU efforts to forge a single market for power and natural gas. The European Commission (EC) is adamant that none of the EU’s 28 member states should be isolated from its gas