European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) is a committee of the European Parliament. Its areas of responsibility relate to industry, especially technology-intensive manufacturing, information technology, and telecommunications. It also coordinates European space policy and therefore has ties with the European Space Agency. It has oversight duties in relation to the Joint Research Centre and the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, as well as similar projects.

The committee's current chair, elected on 10 July 2019, is Adina-Ioana Vălean.[1][2]

Energy policyEdit

One major area of activity for the committee is energy policy, safety, and efficiency. They monitor compliance with the Euratom Treaty around nuclear waste disposal.


In the past, as well as the other three areas of responsibility which it still has, the ITRE committee also dealt with transport matters. European Union transport policy is now, however, covered by the Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism.


As of March 2014 ITRE committee is the lead charge for regulations dealing with "European single market for electronic communications". The proposals were put forward by Neelie Kroes. A collective of NGOs considered this regulation could damage Net neutrality.[3][4]

List of chairpersonsEdit

Name Term Political Party
  Amalia Sartori 2012–2014 European People's Party
  Jerzy Buzek 2014–2019 European People's Party
  Adina-Ioana Vălean 2019– European People's Party

Committee BureauEdit

7th termEdit


8th termEdit


9th termEdit

Elected on 10 July 2019.[1]

1st Vice-Chair
2nd Vice-Chair
3rd Vice-Chair
4th Vice-Chair


  1. ^ a b "Parliament's committees elect chairs and vice-chairs". European Parliament. 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ [1] European Parliament press release 2014-07-07
  3. ^ "Save the internet". Various NGOs. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  4. ^ "laying down measures concerning the European single market for electronic communications and to achieve a Connected Continent, and amending Directives 2002/20/EC, 2002/21/EC and 2002/22/EC and Regulations (EC) No 1211/2009 and (EU) No 531/2012". Euporean Parliament. Retrieved 18 March 2014.

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