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Member states

Under the Council Directive 2009/119/EC, Member States can manage emergency stocks according to different stockholding regimes. Currently, they can be grouped into the following categories:



1
Countries with government stocks
  • Czech Republic
  • Latvia
  • Slovakia*
2
Countries with compulsory industry stocks
  • Greece**
  • Luxemburg**
  • Malta
  • Sweden
  • UK (switched to IEA obligation after Brexit)
3
Countries with CSE / agency stocks
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Slovenia
4
Countries with government stocks and compulsory industry stocks
  • Bulgaria
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
5
Countries with CSE / agency stocks and compulsory industry stocks
  • Austria
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Portugal
  • Spain


Notes:
* Potentially moving to category 4
** Potentially moving to category 5

Source: European Commission