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The EU Ministers for Energy will meet on Monday 6 June 2016. While the meeting page currently (9 May) contains no agenda or documents, the EU Council Presidency indicated what will be its provisional agenda: Non-legislative activities (poss.) Approval of the list of “A” items New Electricity Market Design (policy debate) Communication from the Commission…… » read more

  Posted by EU energy & climate blog by @StollmeyerEU

On Wednesday 13 April the European Commission presented an interim report on its sector inquiry on electricity capacity mechanisms. (On Twitter a.k.a. the #PowerProbe on #CapacityMarkets.) A public consultation on the Power Probe (the interim report and the annexed staff working document) starts as of today; the deadline for comments is 6 July 2016. The… » read more

  Posted by EU energy & climate blog by @StollmeyerEU

On Wednesday 10 February the European Commission will present the so-called Energy Union ‘Winter Package’. The package will consist of five elements: Revised Security of Gas Supply Regulation Proposal for a revised decision on Intergovernmental agreements in the field of energy Strategy for Liquefied Natural Gas & Storage Strategy for heating and cooling Decision to…… » read more

  Posted by EU energy & climate blog by @StollmeyerEU

As part of the European Energy Union project, the EU Commission held a public consultation on a new electricity market design (15 July 2015 to 9 October 2015). The first results are now in. The Commission received 320 replies to the consultation. 49 % of submissions come from national or EU-wide industry associations 26% of…… » read more

  Posted by EU energy & climate blog by @StollmeyerEU

I wrote a number of blogs on the apparent change of policy on transparency by the European Medicines Agency when it published a new draft policy for targeted consultation last May – see here, here, and here for example. The Management Board of the agency were due to decide on this changes in June but… » read more

The EU justice and home affairs minister are about to agree on a large-scale banking data sharing plan with the United States. The agreement will have a massive impact on the privacy of banking data of European businesses and citizens. Background of the deal It’s everything about SWIFT, a company that handles the bank transactions… » read more

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