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Ursula von der Leyen welcomed energy-saving measures in EU member states

The President of the European Commission welcomed the energy-saving measures implemented by several EU member states to make savings ahead of winter.

EU approves 149 million euros Romanian scheme for the development of green hydrogen

The European Commission has approved a 149 million euros Romanian scheme made available through the RRF to support the production of green hydrogen.

Member States agree to reduce gas demand by 15%

EU Member States reached a political agreement on a voluntary reduction of natural gas demand by 15% this winter. However, the Council also specified some exemptions and possibilities to request a derogation.

Estonia receives EU funds to strengthen fair green transition

Estonia will receive 3.5 billion euros of Cohesion Policy funding to support economic, social and territorial cohesion in 2021-2027 in the framework of the Partnership Agreement between the European Commission and Estonia, adopted this week.

EU and Azerbaijan strengthen cooperation in the field of energy

The European Commission’s President Ursula von der Leyen signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of energy with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.

Four countries from CEE might join the LIFE programme for environment and climate

The European Commission has launched negotiations on the association to the LIFE programme for environment and climate with seven non-EU countries

European Parliament backs green label for gas and nuclear

The European Parliament has agreed to the Commission’s proposal to include nuclear and gas among environmentally sustainable economic activities.

EU opens investigation into Czech support for the new nuclear power plant in Dukovany

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the public support that Czechia plans to grant for the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Dukovany is in line with EU State aid rules.

EU lawmakers take historic decision to phase-out combustion engines by 2035, but not everyone is happy

EU governments agreed to end sales of polluting cars and vans by 2035. The deal reached by Environment ministers accelerates the switch to zero-emission vehicles after the European Parliament voted for it earlier this month.

EU Ministers revise ETS and Social Climate Fund

The European Council adopted its negotiating positions on important legislative proposals in the Fit for 55 package, including the ETS and the Social Climate Fund. However, one country from CEE showed its discontent.

EU energy ministers agree on higher targets for renewables and energy efficiency

The EU Energy Council agreed on Monday on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), two legislative proposals that support the EU's energy independence and climate transition under the ‘Fit for 55’ package.

EU energy ministers gave final approval for new gas storage rules

The EU energy ministers discuss joint action to reduce gas demand as the bloc grapples with cuts to Russian supplies. The new storage legislation adopted today is expected to support the EU's security of gas supply for the upcoming and next winters.

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