Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE)
The EU's general objective in these fields is to establish modern, competitive and efficient markets and infrastructure, creating trans-European transport, communications and energy networks. Developing sustainable infrastructures at EU level is crucial for the smooth functioning of the internal market and for the Union's economic and social cohesion. The composition of the TTE Council varies according to the items on the agenda. It involves Ministers for transport, telecommunications or energy. Transport Ministers normally meet four times per year, Energy Ministers three or four times a year and Telecommunications Ministers twice a year.