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; ..."