Keywords: energy-, industry transformation process, energy price development in transformation countries, energy consumption development in transformation countries, energy efficiency development
Tendencies of energy industry development in the EU accession candidate countries of Central and Eastern Europe
On the basis of findings from the 'Zittau seminar on the energy-industry situation in the countries of Eastern Europe' held annually since 1991 for 11 Central and Eastern European transformation countries, comparative examinations of their economic and energy-industry developments since 1990 are carried out. Besides developments in energy consumption in the countries as a whole, and in individual consumption sectors, comparisons of the development of energy prices are also made. The studies reveal that the state of development during the transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy is still often very varied.