The EU leaders met on 19 March to set out the first steps of an Energy Union. The European Council strengthened their commitment for affordable, secure and sustainable energy within the EU.

At their meeting, their discussion focused on energy security and transparency in gas contracts. All gas contracts must be in line with EU law, more transparent and should not negatively impact Europe’s energy security.

EU leaders also agreed to:

  • develop innovative strategies for a new generation of renewable energies and increase energy efficiency
  • step-up the EU climate diplomacy for a successful Paris climate summit in December 2015

Read the European Council Conclusions on the Energy Union