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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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