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EU Energy Policy

The Lisbon Treaty places energy policy in the focus of European Union activities.  The Lisbon Treaty provides it with the legal underpinning which was missing in preceding treaties (Article 194 of the treaty on the functioning of the EU).

Along with that, the growing political significance of European energy policy is getting increasing public attention.

As a rule, decisions on energy policy measures within the EU are taken in a co-decision procedure, i.e. jointly by the Council and Parliament. The Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economy represents Austria in the Council meetings, which take place on a regular basis. Such Council meetings are prepared by the so-called Council Working Group on Energy and by the Committee of Permanent Representatives (civil servants' level).

The following EU strategies and measure packages are reflected in the current discussion on EU energy policy:

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