Desertec to focus on EU MENA connection

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The ambitious Dii has had a difficult time in recent months, with delays in project finalization as intergovernmental agreements are held up. Furthermore, continuing political instability in parts of North Africa and the MENA region have required a shift in focus.

This shift was set out in the Dii 2012 Annual Report, which stated, "More than ever before, our focus in the next two years will be on integrating the EU and MENA energy markets and on offering real projects to our stakeholders."

Dii is a multilateral project that aims to facilitate the development of an intercontinental and multinational electricity grid and renewable energy generation network spanning Europe, North Africa and the MENA region. As such, it hopes to provide the basis for a 100% renewable energy future for the region in the future.

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