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Establishing a programme to aid economic recovery by granting Community financial assistance to projects in the field of energy
Article 4

Article 4 — Objectives

The Community shall promote gas and electricity infrastructure projects having the highest Community added value and contributing to the following objectives:

  1. security and diversification of sources of energy, routes and supplies;
  2. the optimisation of the capacity of the energy network and the integration of the internal energy market, in particular concerning cross-border sections;
  3. the development of the network to strengthen economic and social cohesion by reducing the isolation of the least favoured regions or islands of the Community;
  4. the connection and integration of renewable energy resources; and
  5. the safety, reliability and interoperability of interconnected energy networks, including the ability to use multidirectional gas flows where necessary.