EC's Ristori takes on Ukraine, subsidies and EU integration

Dominique Ristori was appointed as EC director-general for energy earlier this year. In an exclusive interview, he speaks to Mark Pengelly about energy security in the wake of Ukraine, European integration, energy subsidies and the development of shale gas

Dominique Ristori - European Commission
Dominique Ristori, director-general for energy, European Commission

Dominique Ristori took the helm of the Directorate-General for Energy at the European Commission in Brussels on January 1 this year.

In the role, Ristori heads up the department that works with the European commissioner for energy to help push forward European Union energy policy – a task that includes working to complete the integration of the continent's energy market. In effect, he is the EU's most senior civil servant when it comes to energy policy.

A French citizen, Ristori has worked for

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