Estonia’s last chance to land green energy results

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EU energy ministers meet on Monday (18 December) to find a common position on no less than four different legislative files that are part of the ‘Energy Union’ package, proposed by the commission thirteen months ago.

They will discuss targets for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and two legal acts governing the electricity market at the final ministerial meeting in the Council of the EU in Brussels of the year.

Once the ministers have their common positions, they have to start negotiations with the European Parliament on the final version of the bills.

Briefing journalists last week, a senior Estonian official said on condition of anonymity they were “four very complex files”, which each contain “two or three” politically-sensitive angles.

“To manage it all in a one day debate is really going to be a challenge,” the Estonian said – Estonia as the outgoing holder of the six-month EU presidency, will chair the meeting. Bulgaria takes over the six-month rotating slot in January…
Read more : EUObserver, 18.12.2017