Cristian Bușoi elected as new Chair of ITRE Committee
On 4 December 2019, the European Parliament's committee on Industry, Research and Energy elected Cristian-Silviu Bușoi (EPP, RO) as its new Chair. Mr. Bușoi follows Ms. Adina-Ioana Vălean who has been nominated as EU Commissioner for Transport.
The new chair calls for a more ambitious industrial policy strategy and stresses the need for a transition of energy systems in order to achieve the strategic goal of decarbonisation. He also emphasises the importance of ensuring Europe's competitiveness, energy security and jobs. Mr. Bușoi called ITRE "a very important committee", with its responsibilities for the EU's industrial policy, research and innovation policies, space policy, energy policy and the application of new technologies and ICT. "It has a direct impact on citizens’ lives” Mr. Bușoi said, stressing the need to find feasible solutions to address challenges and achieve the goals related to climate change, while taking into account citizens' jobs.TOP