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European Commission - Spanish Presidency

Joint High-Level Conference

28 May 2010, Madrid

The European Commission and the Spanish Presidency of the European Union jointly organised a conference on the future of European energy infrastructures in Madrid on 28 May 2010.

The main aim of the conference was to allow Ministers and key stakeholders to discuss the key issues and challenges surrounding the development of European energy infrastructures. Participants should also explore solutions for ensuring the timely delivery of energy infrastructures, which are necessary to meet the EU's renewable energy, internal market and security of supply goals. These included questions related to regulation, planning and permitting as well as financing, including the use of existing and new EU financial instruments in the framework of a consistent European energy infrastructure policy.