This page gives an overview of the latest and upcoming meetings, press releases and policies related to the work of the Council and the European Council in the area of energy.
General Affairs Council
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council
Ministers gave their first reactions to the Commission's extensive legislative package "Clean Energy for all Europeans", which will implement the Energy Union Strategy. They were also updated on the security of gas supply and energy efficiency label proposals.
Press releases and statements
Framework for a European energy union
The energy union was one of the five priorities in the European Council's strategic agenda, adopted on 26-27 June 2014. In particular, EU leaders underlined the importance of the energy union to avoid the EU relying on energy imports. The European Council asked the Commission to present a comprehensive energy union proposal in the first quarter of 2015.
The energy union package was published on 25 February 2015. It aims to ensure affordable, secure and sustainable energy for Europe and its citizens. Specific measures cover five key areas, including energy security, energy efficiency and decarbonisation. The package builds on the 2030 climate and energy framework and the 2014 energy security strategy and integrates several policy areas into a single cohesive strategy.
EU leaders discussed the energy union proposals in depth at the European Council meeting on 19-20 March 2015.