The last Energy Council of the Hellenic Presidency was held on 13 June in Luxembourg

13/06/2014

The European Commission was represented by Günther H. Oettinger.

The Council reached a political agreement on the issue of possible Indirect Land Use Change related to the production of biofuels. This was followed by a comprehensive policy debate on other key energy policy fields at the top of the EU agenda, such as energy security, the completion of the internal energy market and the policy framework for 2030. The Energy Ministers also discussed energy prices and costs. Council conclusions on energy prices and costs, vulnerable consumers and competitiveness were adopted.

The Hellenic Presidency and the Commission then gave an update on recent developments in the EU's external energy relations. The Commission also briefed the Ministers about the latest developments in the nuclear field. At the end of the meeting the Italian delegation presented their programme for the next EU presidency, which is to start in July.

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