France is interested in adopting a common EU energy policy - French Minister
France, Strasbourg, 2 October / Trend corr. A. Maharramli/
France is interested in adopting a common energy policy of the European Union, told reporters on Thursday, the French Minister for European Affairs Pierre Lellouche.
"France hopes that the institutional problems faced by the European Union, will soon be resolved, and we can put this issue waiting for more than 15 years on the agenda. It is time to address issues of concern to European citizens, including the issue of energy security. France is working on this issue and treats it with great care", - said the French minister
He noted that in the common energy policy gas occupies a special place. "I do not want to disclose details of the proposal that France would provide at convenient time. At first, we wait for the adoption of the Lisbon Agreement. Then you can think about the form in which to write a single energy policy", - said minister.
Commenting on the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty by Ireland, the French minister said that he is a Republican. He believes in the sovereign right to choose of Irish people. "I will not give any comments on this matter. I was in Ireland and heard their discussions. A few hours later (2 October) for the second time they vote for the Lisbon Agreement. We will draw our conclusions. I can say that France is working on this issue ", - said Lellouche.
Lisbon treaty should be adopted by all 27 EU members. Only Ireland has exposed him to a popular vote.