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 The European Union has set up a yearly cycle of economic policy coordination called the European Semester. Each year, the Commission undertakes a detailed analysis of EU Member States' plans of budgetary, macroeconomic and structural reforms and provides them with recommendations for the next 12-18 months. 
Post date: 16 Jun 2015
Type: Publication

The ENTRUST (Energy System Transition Through Stakeholder, Activation, Education and Skills Development) EU project held its kick-off meeting from 20 to 21 May 2015 in the University College Cork, in Cork, Ireland. The new project aims to provide a comprehensive mapping of Europe’s energy system (key actors and their intersections, technologies, markets, policies and innovations), as well as an in-depth understanding of how human behaviour around energy is shaped by both technological systems and socio-demographic factors. 
Post date: 16 Jun 2015
Type: News

The project “Clean Energy Cooperation with India (CECI)” aims to enhance India's capacity to deploy low carbon energy production and improve energy efficiency, thereby contributing to the mitigation of global climate change. Project activities will support India's efforts to secure the supply of energy and thus contribute to global energy security. Among others, European businesses in the energy technologies sector (renewables, energy efficiency, electrical network equipment) are to be involved. 
Post date: 10 Jun 2015
Type: News

On Monday June 8 2015 the European Commission and the Baltic Sea region countries (Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland and Sweden) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) modernising and strengthening the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP). At the same time, 12 European countries signed a declaration for regional co-operation on security of electricity supply within the European internal market, followed by the signature of a political declaration of the Pentalateral Energy Forum. 
Post date: 9 Jun 2015
Type: News

Energy Ministers of the 28 countries of the European Union met on 8 June 2015 in Luxemburg and discussed the Energy Union strategy. The Ministers stated that the goal of the EU’s plans for Energy Union must be to provide consumers with affordable, safe, competitive, secure and sustainable energy, emphasising that building a consumer-orientated Energy Union can be achieved by creating a flexible European market for energy that ensures transparent pricing and maximises competition. 
Post date: 8 Jun 2015
Type: News

 The European Commission has launched the 2018 European Green Capital Award and the European Green Leaf 2016. The European Green Capital Award is given each year to a European city, not necessarily a capital, which has demonstrated a well-established record of achieving high environmental standards and is committed to ongoing and ambitious goals for future sustainable development. The European Green Capital also acts as a role model to inspire and promote best practices to other European cities. 
Post date: 8 Jun 2015
Type: News

On 18 May 2015, Vice-President Šefčovič, at the request of Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, launched an Energy Union Tour to engage in an intensive dialogue with governments, national parliaments and the European Parliament, as well as relevant stakeholders, including social partners, representatives of the business community and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
Post date: 5 Jun 2015
Type: News

26 May, 2015.  The European Commission has launched the European Smart specialisation platform on energy (S3P-ENERGY), which will support regions and Member States in using Cohesion Policy funding more effectively for promoting sustainable energy.
Post date: 27 May 2015
Type: News

Energy was high on the agenda at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, Latvia, on 21-22 May 2015. Leaders from the EU, EU countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine attended the Summit. 
Post date: 22 May 2015
Type: News

 A new International Energy Charter was adopted on 21 May 2015 by over 65 countries and organisations, including the European Union and all EU countries, at a High-Level Ministerial Conference held in The Hague, the Netherlands. The International Energy Charter is a declaration of political intention aiming at strengthening energy cooperation between the signatory states and which does not bear any legally binding obligation or financial commitment. 
Post date: 22 May 2015
Type: News