The European Parliament has approved the legal framework for EU cohesion policy from 2014-2020. More than ¤366bn will be provided for the regions within Europe. more
In their discussions, the ministers explored the role that the energy system has for economic development, the interplay between energy policy and climate policy, and the issue of energy security.
Germany is often criticised for its current-account surplus. However, this surplus is the result of the high level of competitiveness of German companies and their capacity to innovate.