Ebba Busch and Andreas Carlson to receive EU energy and transport ministers for informal meeting
On 27–28 February, Minister for Energy, Business and Industry Ebba Busch and Minister for Infrastructure and Housing Andreas Carlson will host an informal meeting of EU ministers in Stockholm. On the agenda are discussions on the future of energy and transport in the EU.
“Europe is in the midst of an energy crisis that presents great challenges with regard to energy supply and energy prices. We must now look ahead to next winter and subsequent winters and look at how to develop our common energy market. This is also critical to achieve the climate targets,” says Ms Busch.
“The green transition creates great opportunities for a competitive transport system, and the implementation of the Fit for 55 package will be of great importance. I look forward to hearing more about the Member States’ plans and experiences with regard to this process,” says Mr Carlson.
On the first day, the energy ministers will discuss the energy market and energy supply, focusing on preparations for next winter and beyond. The transport ministers will discuss a future transport policy for a competitive and climate-smart Europe. In the afternoon, there will be a joint session on energy and transport policy for the transport sector after 2030. A press conference will also be held on Monday evening at 18.00.
The second day will include discussions on future energy policy for industrial competitiveness in all Member States and preparations ahead of the implementation of the EU Fit for 55 climate package. On Tuesday, there will also be a study visit. The programme will include test driving electric heavy-duty trucks and other electric vehicles.
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