Where: Nicosia, Cyprus
Topic: External relations and foreign affairs | Energy and natural resources
The Permanent Partnership Council was established following the 2003 EU-Russia Summit and it aims at providing political steering to the dialogue. The Permanent Partnership Council involves the participation of the Commissioner of Energy, the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Presidency of the Council of the EU. The daily work is conducted by four Thematic Groups, namely the Energy Markets and Strategies Group, the Group on Electricity, the Energy Efficiency and Innovations Group and the Group on Nuclear Energy.
The Energy Dialogue between the EU and Russia has provided an effective framework for a better understanding of the priorities and concerns of the two parties. Key energy issues include inter alia energy security, strategies and balances, infrastructure and technologies, investments, commercial relations, energy efficiency and environment.