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  • Wrapping up the Estonian Presidency: Energy Ministers strike difficult deal on Clean Energy Package

    December 20, 2017

    The Estonian Presidency ends its mandate striking a General Approach agreement at the Energy Council on 18 December on the remaining four (and most divisive) legislative proposals covering key elements of the Clean Energy Package for 2030, proposed by the European Commission in November 2016: the renewable energy target the governance of the Energy Union the functioning of the new European electricity market The General Approaches will facilitate EU negotiators in meeting the challenging timeline...

  • Your 2017 Transport timeline

    January 25, 2017

    2017 will be the “year of delivery” for EU transport policy. In the coming months, the Commission will finalise and present proposals impacting all transport modes, while the Parliament and the Council will work towards agreements on key files, such as type approval and market surveillance or the review of the EASA Basic Regulation. 2017 will also be the “year of ambition” in order to plan Europe’s transition to a decarbonised transport system. From fuel...