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Wednesday, 6 April 2011 - Strasbourg OJ edition

Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy - Eastern Dimension - Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy - Southern Dimension

  Silvia-Adriana Ţicău (S&D).(RO) Madam President, I come from Galaţi, a Romanian city situated at the European Union’s border with the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. This is why I am going to mention specifically the review of the Eastern Dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy. I must stress its importance both to the implementation of the European Union strategy for the Danube region and to the European Union’s energy security.

I call on the Commission and Member States to launch a comprehensive European Union strategy for the Black Sea and to provide sufficient financial and human resources to implement it effectively. I welcome the accession of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova to the Energy Community Treaty, which will make an important contribution to achieving the Union’s energy security objectives and to these countries’ security.

On the subject of the Union’s priority energy projects, I should emphasise the importance of the Southern Gas Corridor. I think that the Nabucco gas pipeline, along with the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, the Pan-European Oil Pipeline, the Turkey-Greece-Italy Interconnector or the …

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