After the spring summit between the Council and the European Commission, today at the mini plenary session the presidents of the Council and the Commission, Donald Tusk and Jean Claude Juncker, presented conclusions and guidelines from the summit. There were many topis on the agenda, from the monetary union, to TTIP, to foreign relations, with a special emphasis on the situations in Libya, Tunisia, the Ukraine and the inevitable Greece, while the main topic of the summit was the Energy Union.
˝It is good that the practice that every summit has a central theme has been established, and this time it was the Energy Union. Since we want to protect ourselves from being blackmailed by suppliers, we want our own energy security and I welcome the concern about the 500 million citizens of the EU, but also about investments in energy as part of a bigger investment plan. This is why it's important to send a clear message to investors that they can invest in Europe with certainty, which will not only lead to energy independence, but also to economic growth and new jobs,˝ MEP Dubravka Šuica pointed out during the debate.
The EU is committed to building the Energy Union, taking into account the far-sighted climate policy with five pillars beginning at energy security, common internal market, energy efficiency, research and development and fnishing with solidarity and trust. ˝It is my view that structural reforms must first be carried out at the national level because without reforms at the national level, there will not be growth and development nor reduced unemployment, especially that of youth, so this is why it is important to take into account the cohesion of European policies in order to evenly distribute the projects not only by geographical criteria, but also by the criterion of the degree of economic development,˝ concluded Šuica.
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