Energy supply: what kind of neighbourhood policy?

15 Mar 2011
Adopted References: CESE 541/2011 - TEN/443 Exploratory Opinion Rapporteur: Mr Edgardo Maria Iozia (Workers - GR II / Italy) Plenary Session: 470 - 15 Mar 2011 - 16 Mar 2011

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on Energy supply: what kind of neighbourhood policy do we need to ensure security of supply for the EU?

"The European Economic and Social Committee calls for:

a common EU foreign policy on energy to be rapidly and progressively stepped up in respect of security of supply and cooperation with supplier, transit and consumer countries, in a spirit of solidarity among Member States, tied in and integrated with the EU's security and defence policy, and taking account of the strategic importance of our energy supply; ..."