President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy, has scheduled an extraordinary Council meeting on Febuary 4, 2011 to discuss energy issues and to establish the Council’s position.  The special European Council will bring EU leaders to Brussels to discuss energy issues, notably the 2011-2020 energy action plan . The agenda will also address energy and innovation. This follows the policy debate, by energy ministers at their 3 December Council, on the new energy strategy for Europe in preparation of this special European Council. The Hungarian Presidency expects the meeting to provide political orientation for the harmonisation of national technical regulation, the building of key infrastructure and the financing of necessary investments.

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