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On Tuesday 11 October, EU Member States’ delegates will meet with EU Commission and EU Parliament delegates to discuss the roll-out of clearer energy labels that would help consumers save money. It could be the last time they meet (it’s their third so-called informal trialogue) if they reach a final deal on the issue. Right… » read more

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On Tuesday 7 June, EU Transport Ministers will debate the urgent need to close legal loopholes that allow car emissions defeat devices under certain circumstances. The debate follows up on revelations that certain carmakers have used defeat devices to cheat emission tests and that NOx emissions are much higher on the road than in laboratory… » read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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