Agence France-PresseMarch 21, 2014 10:49
European Union leaders agreed Friday to step up moves to cut energy dependency, notably on Russia, after events in Ukraine.
EU Council president Herman Van Rompuy said the bloc's 28 leaders had agreed at a two-day summit to outline an energy security framework at their next top-level meeting in June.
"Reducing our energy dependency, especially in relation to Russia, was a key topic" at the summit talks, Van Rompuy said at a news conference.
"If we dont take action now, by 2035 we will be dependent for 80 percent of oil and gas," he said.