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.
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.
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.