Energy and environment in 2018: A preview

By |januar 9th, 2018|Adam Gierek, Bulgarian Presidency, coal power, COP24, Electricity Market Directive, Estonian Presidency, European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek, Karmenu Vella, Krišjānis Kariņš, News, Nord Stream-2, Trans Adriatic Pipeline|

2018 looks set to be a defining year for energy and environment policy in Europe, as important legislative files move towards becoming EU law.

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Political intrigue casts shadow over EU’s latest Energy Council

By |december 22nd, 2017|capacity mechanisms, Claude Turmes, Estonian Presidency, European Parliament, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Poland|

When EU ministers gathered in Brussels on Monday (18 December) to hammer out an agreement over a set of clean energy laws, the elephant in the room was a proposal from the European Commission to cap subsidies going to coal-fired power plants.

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Ministers sign off on fast-track EU data flow deal

By |december 21st, 2017|big data, cross-border data flows, data analytics, Estonian Presidency, free flow of data, News|

The EU took a step towards finalising a key piece of digital single market law on Wednesday (20 December) after EU diplomats agreed to scrap rules that require data to be stored only in a certain country.

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EU deal sets off race to renovate Europe’s building stock

By |december 20th, 2017|Bendt BENDTSEN, Energy performance of buildings, energy performance of buildings directive, Estonian Presidency, European Parliament, Miguel Arias Cañete, News|

After a third round of talks, EU lawmakers reached an agreement on the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), firing the starting gun to renovate Europe’s entire building stock by 2050 so that it becomes “nearly zero emissions”.

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EU ministers stumble towards joint position on future energy laws

By |december 19th, 2017|Bulgarian Presidency, Electricity Market Directive, Energy Union governance, Estonia, Estonian Presidency, Kadri Simson, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Poland|

Energy ministers on Monday (18 December) took well over 15 hours to agree common positions on four clean energy draft pieces of EU legislation ahead of a final round of talks in 2018 with the European Parliament and Commission.

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As it happened: Ministers hash out future of EU energy policy

By |december 15th, 2017|Electricity Market Directive, Energy Union governance, Estonian Presidency, European Parliament, News, Renewable Energy Directive|

EU energy ministers met on Monday (18 December) in an attempt to find a common position on three crucial energy laws, ahead of fierce negotiations with the European Parliament expected early next year. Here is how EURACTIV reported on the latest develo...

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Estonia seeks deal on data flows to cap tech-focused Council presidency

By |december 15th, 2017|big data, cross-border data flows, data analytics, Estonia, Estonian Presidency, free flow of data, Juri Ratas, News|

Estonia wants to seal an agreement next week between member states that would allow data to move easily across the EU, a priority file that the Baltic country pushed for throughout its six-month role leading legal negotiations.

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Bulgaria makes telecoms overhaul a focus during Council presidency

By |december 13th, 2017|Bulgaria, Bulgaria presidency, Bulgarian Presidency, Digital Single Market, Estonian Presidency, News, Radio spectrum, telecoms regulatory framework|

Bulgaria will focus its attention on speeding up negotiations on a major telecoms bill when it takes over the six-month, rotating presidency of the Council of ministers in January.

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Telecoms ministers snub Commission’s spectrum overhaul in 5G strategy

By |december 5th, 2017|Andrus Ansip, Broadband, Estonian Presidency, ETNO, fast internet, Mariya Gabriel, News, Radio spectrum, spectrum, Telecoms regulations, telecoms regulatory framework, Urve Palo|

Telecoms ministers from EU countries agreed on a plan to set up fast 5G internet networks by 2025, five years after the European Commission's original proposal, and snubbed a proposal to reform rules for selling off radio spectrum.

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EU budget 2018 finally adopted, socialists abstain

By |december 1st, 2017|Antonio Tajani, Estonian Presidency, EU budget 2018, News, Siegfried Mureșan, socialists|

The Council and the European Parliament separately approved on Thursday (30 November) the deal reached on 18 November 2017 in the conciliation committee on the 2018 budget. Thus the budget is finally adopted, with the abstention of the S&D group in Parliament.

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