Press release: 8th EU-US Energy Council and high-level EU-US bilateral meetings take place in Brussels

The eighth Energy Council between the European Union and the United States of America takes place tomorrow, Thursday 12 July, in Brussels, co-chaired by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry. The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will be represented by Juliane Bonger-Strauß, Federal Minister within the Federal Chancellery for Women, Families and Youth. The Energy Council was established in 2009 to promote transparent, open and secure global energy markets, foster policy and regulatory cooperation on efficient and sustainable energy use, and pursue joint research and development on clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. It will provide an opportunity for the EU and the United States to jointly address energy security challenges and to look at ways to enhance their energy-related cooperation. The opening remarks of High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini and Secretaries Pompeo and Perry at the Council will be available on EbS. The Council will be preceded by a bilateral meeting between High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and will be followed by bilateral meetings between Vice-President Šefčovič and Energy Secretary Perry, as well as Commissioner Arias Cañete and Secretary Perry. Vice-President Šefčovič, Commissioner Arias Cañete and Energy Secretary Perry will speak to the press from the VIP corner of the Berlaymont, European Commission, at 16:00 CET. This will be broadcast live on EbS(For more information: Maja Kocijančič – Tel.: +32 229 86570; Anca Paduraru – Tel.: +32 229  91269; Adam Kaznowski – Tel: +32 229 89359; Nicole Bockstaller – Tel.: +32 229 52589)

Source: European Commission

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