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EPA officials met with European Commissions and MEPs last week
Transport 08-02-2016

US ‘Dieselgate’ watchdog met Commission and MEPs head of key emissions vote

Officials from the US environmental watchdog that uncovered the Volkswagen emissions scandal paid a visit to Brussels last week - amid the European Parliament's hot-button vote on real driving emissions.
Energy 01-02-2016

Germany seeks to overcome opposition to Nord Stream 2

A new pipeline to double Russian gas flows to Germany will only go ahead if Russia does not cut off gas flows to Ukraine and eastern Europe, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told the Polish government on 29 January.

Cañete confirms Commission climbdown over ‘Modelgate’

The European Commission has climbed down over the ‘Modelgate’ controversy about preliminary research for new energy efficiency laws, with Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete promising EU officials will analyse higher efficiency goals for 2030 than originally planned.
Energy 19-01-2016

Ukraine says opposition to Nord Stream 2 is growing

On a visit to Brussels, Andriy Kobolev, the CEO of Ukraine’s state oil and gas company Naftogaz, met with EU officials and talked to the press, focusing mainly on the Gazprom-sponsored Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, designed to bypass Ukraine.
European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic and Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc
Transport 07-12-2015

EU plans measures to even competition with non-EU airlines

The European Commission is considering new measures to tackle what it sees as unfair competition from non-EU airlines as part of a package of proposals unveiled on Monday (7 November) designed to boost the competitiveness of Europe's aviation sector.
Energy 25-11-2015

Gazprom halts supplies to Ukraine

Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller announced on Wednesday (25 November) that due to non-prepayment for gas, Russia has halted supplies to Ukraine, with which tensions are growing.
Climate change 24-11-2015

EU’s Energy Union will fail without cities and regions’ help

SPECIAL REPORT / Unless it recognises and supports the role of cities and regions, the European Union’s Energy Union strategy is doomed to failure, campaigners have warned.

Commission ‘pre-emptive strike’ puts cap on EU energy efficiency targets

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission’s decision to effectively cap any increase to the EU’s energy efficiency targets was branded a “pre-emptive strike” today (18 November) against the European Parliament, which would curb any effort by MEPs to boost the 2030 goals.
Agrifood 18-11-2015

Commission outlines Energy Union legislative path

Commission Vice-President Maroš Šef?ovi? unveiled the executive's plans for laying the foundations of the Energy Union, until the end of its term in 2019.
Energy 17-11-2015

Putin and Gabriel team up on Nord Stream 2 against Brussels

Germany's Minister of  Finance, Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), has aligned himself with Vladimir Putin on the Nord Stream gas-pipeline expansion issue. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Energy 08-10-2015

EU heating strategy draft favours renewables and district heating

The European Commission is working on a strategy to reduce energy wasted in heating homes and offices, prompting concern among utilities which fear it will reduce their power sales.
Energy 28-09-2015

EU, Russia, Ukraine agree winter gas supply deal

Russia agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter under a deal clinched late Friday (25 September) with the European Union, capping months of difficult talks overshadowed by the Ukrainian conflict.
Energy 16-07-2015

Romanian tax case threatens Lukoil shutdown in EU

Russia’s biggest private oil producer, Lukoil, has turned to Commission Vice-President Maroš Šef?ovi?, to help solve a court case that threatens its operations in Europe, officials from the company told a small group of Brussels journalists on Wednesday (15 July).
Energy 09-07-2015

EU energy regulator to get enforcement powers

EU energy regulator ACER, until now largely toothless, will be given legal powers to enforce plans for a single energy market that breaks down national barriers under a proposal from the bloc's executive arm.
Energy 01-07-2015

Trilateral talks on Ukraine’s gas supplies fall apart

Ukraine announced yesterday (30 June) the immediate suspension of all Russian gas purchases after EU-mediated negotiations broke down.
Energy 18-06-2015

Sefcovic: More enforcement, stricter rules to come on energy efficiency

EXCLUSIVE / Stricter EU energy efficiency and performance laws will be rolled out by the European Commission next year, and enforcement of existing regulation will be further stepped up, the bloc’s energy chief today (18 June) told EURACTIV.
Climate change 12-06-2015

European Commission hails ‘fiddled’ Serbian climate pledge

Serbia’s new climate pledge for the coming UN summit in Paris has been hailed by the European Commission as an “exemplary” step towards EU accession, even though official figures show that it involves a 15% increase in the country’s emissions by 2030.
Energy 02-04-2015

Smart grids could be Europe’s shale gas, Commission says

Smart grids balancing intermittent solar and wind energy with flexible power demand could do for Europe what shale gas has done for the United States, a senior European Union official said on Wednesday (1 April).
Energy 23-03-2015

Ukraine plans to stop buying Russian gas

Ukraine plans to stop buying Russian gas from 1 April, Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said in a briefing today (23 March). The European Commission, which was mediating to ensure gas supplies to Ukraine over the summer, said it was “taking note” of the announcement.
Maroš Šef?ovi? will chair the trilaterals [European Parliament]
Energy 19-03-2015

Commission sheds light on trilateral gas talks with Ukraine, Russia

The European Commission aims at concluding an agreement to supply Ukraine with Russian gas until Fall 2016, when an international court will issue a ruling on Moscow's pricing regime, a Commission official said.
Energy 13-03-2015

Energy efficiency investment must increase five-fold, warns report

SPECIAL REPORT / Private investment in energy-efficient buildings renovation must increase five-fold by 2030, according to a group set up by the European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative.
Miguel Arias Cañete warned member states would face infringement proceedings during his hearing [European Parliament]
Energy 12-03-2015

Brussels toughens up on policing EU energy efficiency laws

SPECIAL REPORT / EU leaders will discuss strengthening the enforcement of existing energy laws at their 19 March summit, after the European Commission signalled it would toughen its policing of efficiency rules by launching infringement procedures against recalcitrant EU member states.
Energy 11-03-2015

Political concerns mar Turkish Stream project

Turkish concern about over-dependence on Russian energy, and an upcoming election, mean Russia's plans for a new gas pipeline to Southeastern Europe are unlikely to advance as quickly as Moscow might like, Turkish energy officials said today (11 March).
Azerbaijan 11-03-2015

Aliyev: Azerbaijan concerned by Commission’s DESFA investigation

Azerbaijan, which has acquired Greek gas transmission system operator DESFA, is wondering why the European Commission is taking so long to decide if the deal is compatible with EU law, Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Natig Aliyev told EURACTIV.
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