At the Joint Committee meeting, 12 decisions were adopted incorporating 27 legal acts into the EEA Agreement.
Ms Yvonne Finger from DG Energy gave a presentation on the Energy Efficiency Plan 2011. This plan was introduced to ensure that the Europe 2020 target of a 20% saving in energy use is reached. Currently, the EU is only on track to save approximately 10% by 2020. It includes legislative and non-legislative measures targeting public and private actors.
The Joint Committee approved the EEA Joint Committee Progress Report, which will be forwarded to Ministers in the EEA Council on 23 May. Furthermore, the Committee took note of the EEA EFTA Comments on the future programmes in the field of education, training and youth (2014 – 2020), and on the Communication on early childhood education and care.
Finally, the Committee bid farewell to Ambassador Sletnes, who will be taking up a position in the EFTA Surveillance Authority as Norway’s member of the ESA College. This was also the last meeting of the President of ESA, Mr Per Sanderud.
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