Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE) (Energy):
Extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council
End production: 03/12/2012 First transmission: 03/12/2012
The Council will take note of a progress report on the follow-up to the 2011 February European Council's conclusions on energy and will hold an exchange of views on the progress achieved.
Ministers will also hear the Commission presentation of its communication "Making the internal energy market work".
The Council is due to adopt conclusions on renewable energy.
Furthermore, the Council will be informed, in a public session, on the state of play on a proposal for a regulation on safety of offshore oil and gas activities.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Henk Kamp, Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs
||Stefan Kapferer, German State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
||SOUNDBITE by Neoklis Sylikiotis, Cypriot Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (In Greek) saying that: At today’s meeting of the Energy Council, I will inform the Council about the agreement reached with the European Parliament regarding the Regulation for trans-European energy infrastructure. Today, we are also called upon to adopt Council conclusions on the Commission’s Communication on a Strategy for Renewable Energy. We will also report on the state of play of the proposed Directive on safety of offshore gas and oil activities and on the results of the first informal trialogue with the European Parliament. Furthermore, with my colleagues, the EU’s energy Ministers, we will have an opportunity to exchange views on the Commission’s recent Communication “Making the internal market work”, intended to assess the state of play of the internal energy market. Finally, the Presidency and the Commissioner will inform Energy Ministers on the state of play concerning relations in the field of energy with third countries (Russia, China, USA, Ukraine, etc.). I am confident that our deliberations today will help the EU to move forward in the field of energy and to achieve the Cyprus Presidency’s goal for a “Better Europe”.
||Martin Kuba, Czech Minister for Industry and Trade
||Delphine Batho, French Minister for Ecology, Energy and Sustainable Development
||Guido Peruzzo, German Deputy Permanent Representative to EU in Brussels