On 13 September 2013, the Commission adopted a report on the implementation of the September 2011 Communication on security of energy supply and international cooperation.
On 12 September 2011, the EU has adopted a mandate to negotiate a legally binding treaty between the EU, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to build a Trans Caspian Pipeline System. This is the first time that the EU has proposed a treaty in support of an infrastructure project. The treaty will be concluded by the EU after decision by all 27 Member States that the European Commission (EC) should lead the negotiations on behalf of them all.
On 7 September 2011, the Communication on security of energy supply and international cooperation was adopted. It sets out a comprehensive strategy for the EU's external relations in energy. Improved coordination among EU Member States in identifying and implementing clear priorities in external energy policy is central to the approach outlined by the European Commission (EC).
On 25 October 2012, the Decision establishing an information exchange mechanism on intergovernmental agreements between Member States and third countries in the field of energy was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council. It came into force in November 2012. The objective of this mechanism is to increase transparency among the Member States and ensure that EU internal market rules and energy security policy goals are respected in such agreements.