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January Update: Energy and Environment

5 January 2018

A new year means a new country at the helm of the Council of the EU, with Bulgaria taking over the Presidency for its very first six-month term.

Click here to read DeHavilland EU's special briefing on the Bulgarian Presidency, featuring everything you need to know about the incoming leaders and their policy programme.

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

What's on the agenda this month

by Alexis Thuau, EU Policy Analyst

Following a very busy end of the year which saw the Council reach a common stance on most of the Clean Energy for all Europeans package, the Bulgarian Presidency will be left with reconciling Member States' positions on the proposal for a revised Regulation establishing the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators.
For its part, the European Parliament is scheduled to set out its position on the energy efficiency and renewables legislation in Plenary this month, following which interinstitutional negotiations will begin with the Council and the Commission.
At a less advanced stage, the European Parliament and the Council will continue their separate examination of the proposed amendments to the Gas Directive.

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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.