Until the next elections, ITRE Members will continue to contribute to define policies and a long-term legislative framework aimed at a better and more competitive Europe.
The ITRE Committee will deal with legislative proposals on Research; the EU policy on research is due to be redefined for the years to come and to cope with new challenges. The Telecom business will become more competitive and prices will go down for customers.
In the important field of Energy, Europe has to face its weaknesses and provide solutions. Large sums are paid for the import of oil and gas. It is important that energy remain available and affordable for citizens and industry. Energy efficiency, renewable energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions are also issues to be dealt with.
New developments and innovation, also in the field of Internet and Communication Technology, can play an important role for citizens and industry.
If we want to be effective and to take the best decisions for citizens' lives, we need citizens' help and we need to exchange information with civil society actors. Only a constant dialogue will allow to find the right balance between the various positions. The aim of this website is to provide information on the work of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.