Press Release - Working towards the EU’s energy goals
30.11.2012, 11:48 (CET)
EU Energy Ministers are meeting in Brussels, on Monday 3rd of December 2012 to be informed on the state of play of the negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposed Regulation on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure. They are also expected to adopt Council conclusions on the Commission’s Communication on a Strategy for Renewable Energy.

At the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) Council, which is solely dedicated to energy issues and will be chaired by the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Cyprus, Mr. Neoklis Sylikiotis, the ministers will be informed by the Presidency on the agreement reached with the European Parliament, at the third and final informal trilogue on the 27th of November, on the proposed Regulation on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure. The Regulation is intended to deliver and speed up the deployment of energy infrastructure called for by a fully integrated energy market.

Safety of offshore oil and gas activities

The proposed Directive on safety of offshore gas and oil prospection, exploration and production activities, aims at reducing the risks of a major accident offshore in EU waters and to limit the consequences should such an accident nonetheless occur. The Council will be informed, by means of a Presidency Report, on the state of play of the Directive.

At the meeting, the EU’s Energy Ministers will also review the Union’s international relations in the field of energy and be given the opportunity to exchange views on the Commission’s recently released Communication “Making the internal market work”. The Communication is one of the 12 priority actions under the Single Market Act II and is intended to assess the state of play of the internal energy market, to be completed by 2014.

Finally, the TTE (Energy) Council will report to the European Council on six policy areas: Energy Efficiency, Renewable energy, Internal Energy Market, Infrastructure, External Energy Relations and Nuclear Energy.

Presidency Spokesperson in Brussels
Marianna Karageorgis

Coreper I

Email: mkarageorgis@pio.moi.gov.cy
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Email: garotis@pio.moi.gov.cy
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