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EPP Group symposium Europe´s energy in 2050

2011-07-21

Today in the European Parliament, Maria da Graça Carvalho participated in the EPP Group symposium Europe´s energy in 2050 - A long term perspective for energy policy in Europe.

The purpose of the meeting was to work up recent discussions that have been held in the Parliament as well as within the EPP Group on energy issues. Also, it was prepared and discussed the EPP line on energy policy, particularly as regards with energy prices, competitiveness, environmental and climate aspects as well as security of supply. 

As EPP ITRE representative on the COP16 and EPP Rapporteur on the safety of offshore oil and gas supply, Ms. Carvalho participated in the debate on EU Energy Roadmap 2050: Energy targets and their impact on the energy mix

The symposium was opened by the President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek. The Deputy Minister of Economy responsible for Energy representing the incoming Polish Presidency of the Council addressed a key note speech.

The meeting was led-managed by the Working Group Chair, Corien Wortmann-Kool, a number of high level external speakers participated, such as Commissioner Oettinger or the Polish Deputy Minister Kaliski who is in charge of energy policy on behalf of the upcoming Polish presidency.