28 Mar 2017
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 28 MARCHBrussels Daily
Commissioner Malmström in Croatia to discuss the EU’s progressive trade policy agenda and participate in a Citizens’ Dialogue
Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström is in Zagreb for a two-day visit, where she is participating today in a Citizens’ Dialogue at the University of Zagreb. The dialogue will focus on the EU agenda for a progressive, fair, transparent and values-based trade policy, as set out in the EU trade and investment strategy “Trade for All”. The event gives students the opportunity to debate with the Commissioner on the opportunities as well as the challenges of the current ambitious EU trade agenda and the several negotiations, in which the EU is involved, for instance with Japan or several Latin American countries. In addition to the event, Commissioner Malmström is meeting with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Martina Dalić, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Davor Ivo Stier. During her visit, the Commissioner is also attending a meeting with representatives of the parliamentary committees for European Affairs, Economy, Agriculture, and Regional Development and EU Funds. The Citizens’ Dialogue will be streamed live here at 12:00.
Wind and ocean energy status reports: the EU makes considerable progress in the renewable energy market
The European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), has published two studies providing an overview of wind and ocean energy market as well as technology trends, showcasing considerable progress made in the EU over the past few years. First, the Ocean Energy Status Report – 2016 Edition looks closely at tidal stream and wave energy technologies, which progressed significantly in 2016, culminating in the creation of the very first ocean energy farms. Second, the Wind Energy Status Report – 2016 Edition shows that global wind energy capacity more than doubled to 430 GW in 2015 from 5 years earlier. Read more here.