Energy security: Commission puts forward comprehensive strategy to strengthen security of supply
EU News 248/2014
Brussels, 28 May 2014
The European Commission reacts on the current geopolitical environment and the EU´s import dependence: It advocates a new European Energy Security Strategy. Diversifying external energy supplies, upgrading energy infrastructure, completing the EU internal energy market and saving energy are among its main points. The strategy also highlights the need to coordinate national energy policy decisions and the importance of speaking with one voice when negotiating with external partners. It builds on the progress already achieved since the gas crisis in 2009. The proposals of the Commission, including actions to ensure uninterrupted supplies this winter, will be discussed by EU Heads of State or Government at the European Council on 26-27 June.
Source and additional information:
Günther Oettinger 28/05/2014 Reference: P-025706/00-10 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2014 URL