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February Update: Energy and Environment

30 January 2018

After opening with a Green Week, February promises to be a busy month in EU policymaking.

With the Bulgarian Presidency now in full swing, one of its key interests will be under discussion as the Commission publishes a strategy on the accession of Serbia and Montenegro to the EU.

Elsewhere, the Brexit negotiations look likely to continue making headlines as UK domestic tensions threaten the position of Prime Minister Theresa May.

Here, Alexis Thuau, DeHavilland EU's Policy Analyst for Energy and Environment, gives you the lowdown on what to watch out for this February.

What's on the agenda this month

by Alexis Thuau, EU Policy Analyst

This month the Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) is scheduled to vote on the remaining parts of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, namely the electricity market legislation and the reform of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).
On the Council side, the Bulgarian Presidency is yet to agree on a general approach on the ACER dossier. The Presidency will also strive to reconcile Member States' split views on proposed amendments to the Gas Directive.
Meanwhile, informal negotiations between the Parliament and the Council on governance, energy efficiency and renewable energy are scheduled to start in the next couple of weeks.

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Alexis Thuau, EU Policy Analyst
Alexis Thuau
EU Policy Analyst

Alexis is responsible for DeHavilland EU’s energy, climate and environment portfolios. A graduate of Sciences-Po Aix-en-Provence and Pace University, he joined DeHavilland EU in 2015.