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EU Energy Security

Volume 501: debated on Tuesday 1 December 2009

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had in the General Affairs Council on policy to improve EU energy security; and if he will make a statement. (302608)

The September General Affairs and External Relations Council reconfirmed security of energy supply as a priority and reviewed progress. The October European Council endorsed initiatives to diversify supplies, increase energy efficiency and improve functioning of EU energy markets. A new EU Energy Action Plan is planned for 2010.