(L to R) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission outgoing President Jose Manuel Barroso give a final press conference after a European Union (EU) summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on June 27, 2014. The EU leaders announced in a statement Friday they aim to build a new energy and climate strategy for the next five years after a summit meeting in Brussels. (Xinhua/Gong Bing)
BRUSSELS, June 27 (Xinhua) -- European Union (EU) leaders announced in a statement Friday they aim to build a new energy and climate strategy for the next five years after a summit meeting in Brussels.
It said EU countries will aim to build an Energy Union with affordable, secure and sustainable energy in the face of geopolitical events, worldwide energy competition and the impact of climate change.
It emphasized that EU must avoid "relying to such a high extent on fuel and gas imports" and ensure "energy future is under full control."
The energy and climate policies for the upcoming five years will focus on affordable energy for companies and citizens, secure energy for all EU countries and green energy.