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EU Summit of 4 February 2011

The European Council held its first energy meeting in Brussels, on 4 February 2011. Heads of state and government adopted a final communication to confirm that safe, sustainable and affordable energy, contributes to Europe’s competitiveness, and is a priority for the EU.


President Barroso introduce the two main topics: energy and innovation

He asked the European Council to endorse the priorities of the Commission's Energy 2020 and Energy Infrastructure Communications and pressed for clear commitments to complete the internal energy market by 2014 and to put an end to energy islands by 2015. 


Statement by Günther Oettinger on the outcome of the EU Summit [SPEECH/11/71]All available translations.

European Council - Conclusions of the Presidency [DOC/11/1, 04/02/2011]All available translations.


  • Günther Oettinger
  • Director-General for Energy - Dominique Ristori