Brussels Daily
08 May 2015


Brussels Daily

Europe Day: Celebrating 65 Years of Peaceful Cooperation

Tomorrow, 9 May, Europe Day will be celebrated across the EU. This year we mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II as well as the 65th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. Today the Commission has adopted a Report on the landmark 2014 European Elections, looking back at the first campaign to feature lead candidates from European political parties. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on the occasion of Europe Day: “The European Union was born in the aftermath of a terrible war and we still live in an unpredictable world. Robert Schuman’s words therefore remain as valid today as they were at the time. I want a Europe at the heart of the action, a Europe which moves forward, a Europe which protects its citizens, its interests and serves as a model for others.” For more information please see the Commission’s press release, including information on Europe Day activities and details of the 2014 European Elections Report.

Competition: Commission’s competition services to host second Maritime Regulatory Summit

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition will host the second Global Maritime Regulatory Summit on 18 June 2015. As a follow-up to the first Summit in Washington in December 2013, representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Transport, the United States’ Federal Maritime Commission and the European Commission will convene in Brussels to discuss current market and regulatory developments in the maritime transport sector. In particular, discussions are expected on the global trend towards increased cooperation and market consolidation in liner shipping as well as on regulatory and policy issues related to ports.

Energy Union Diplomacy: Commissioner Arias Cañete participates in G7 Energy Ministers meeting in Hamburg

Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will travel to Hamburg to participate in a meeting of G7 Energy Ministers on 11-12 May. The meeting builds on the G7 Rome Energy Initiative and focuses on energy security issues. The Commissioner will discuss with the Energy Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States ways how to secure energy at national, regional and global level. He will also meet US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz in a bilateral meeting. In the margins of the summit, the Commissioner will re-launch the EU-Canada high-level political dialogue on energy alongside his counterpart, the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford. The dialogue is expected to focus on energy infrastructure, gas markets and resources, renewables, and research and development, in particular on smart grids and CCS. Discussions will also be held on enhancing Ukraine’s energy security and promoting further reforms. More information on DG Energy’s website.

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