Energy and Structural and Cohesion Policies

15-06-2006

The energy scenario surrounding structural and cohesion policies is complex and requires the taking advantage of synergies between different policies in order to make European energy policy more efficient and competitive overall, whilst ensuring that supply is secure. Given the repercussions of the increase in fuel costs, many policies including agricultural, transport, fisheries and regional policy are directly affected. This document seeks to examine the implications, challenges and proposals that affect structural and cohesion policies in the context of current energy policy.

The energy scenario surrounding structural and cohesion policies is complex and requires the taking advantage of synergies between different policies in order to make European energy policy more efficient and competitive overall, whilst ensuring that supply is secure. Given the repercussions of the increase in fuel costs, many policies including agricultural, transport, fisheries and regional policy are directly affected. This document seeks to examine the implications, challenges and proposals that affect structural and cohesion policies in the context of current energy policy.