What's on the first ITRE meeting Agenda?

The first regular ITRE Committee meeting will take place on 22 July 2014 in Brussels. Director General Dominique Ristori (DG Energy, European Commission) will present the new Communication on a European Energy Security Strategy to the ITRE Members and colleagues from DG Trade, European Commission will report on the status of TTIP negotiations. There will be also an exchange of views on Budget 2015.

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Appointment of Commissioner Nelli Feroci

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy has held an exchange of views with Ferdinando Nelli Feroci on 14.07.14 in Strasbourg, following the election to the European Parliament of former commissioner Antonio Tajani. Mr Nelli Feroci has been designated for the portfolio of Industry and Entrepreneurship. 
The European Parliament has approved Mr Nelli Feroci's appointment as Commissioner during its plenary sitting of 16.07.14. His mandate is expected to last until the end of October, when a new Commission is to be set up.

Jerzy Buzek elected chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Mr. Jerzy Buzek is the new chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, elected by acclamation on 07.07.14.
During its constituent meeting, the Committee has also elected its vice-chairs Ms. Patrizia Toia, Mr. Hans Olaf Henkel, Mr. Miloslav Ransdorf, and Mr. Morten Helveg Petersen. Together, the chair and vice-chairs make up the bureau of the Committee, elected for a two-and-a-half year term.
The first meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will take place on 22.07.14.

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JURI LIBE BUDG FEMM ECON ITRE 15-07-2014 - 10:47  

Four candidate EU Commissioners, nominated to replace those who left to become MEPs, were given committee hearings on Monday. The four, who if confirmed by the full House will serve for the rest of the Commission’s current term, are Jyrki Katainen (Finland), Ferdinando Nelli Feroci (Italy) Martine Reicherts (Luxembourg) and Jacek Dominik (Poland).


After the election of a President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors of the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week, parliamentary committees convened on Monday in Brussels to elect chairpersons and their deputies for next two and a half years.

Presentation and responsibilities
Committee responsible for:
1. the Union’s industrial policy and related measures, and the application of new technologies, including measures related to SMEs;
2. the Union’s research and innovation policy, including science and technology as well as the dissemination and exploitation of research findings;
3. European space policy;
4. the activities of the Joint Research Centre, the European Research Council, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, as well as JET, ITER and other projects in the same area;
5. Union measures relating to energy policy in general and in the context of the establishment and functioning of the internal energy market, including measures relating to:
(a) the security of energy supply in the Union,
(b) the promotion of energy efficiency and energy saving and the development of new and renewable forms of energy,
(c) the promotion of interconnection of energy networks and energy efficiency including the establishment and development of trans-European networks in the energy infrastructure sector;
6. the Euratom Treaty and Euratom Supply Agency; nuclear safety, decommissioning and waste disposal in the nuclear sector;
7. the information society, information technology and communications networks and services, including technologies and security aspects and the establishment and development of trans-European networks in the telecommunication infrastructure sector as well as the activities of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).
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