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Internal market for electricity

12-07-2019

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal for a regulation on the internal market for electricity, as part of a comprehensive legislative package on the energy union. The proposed regulation is aimed at making the electricity market fit for more flexibility, decarbonisation and innovation, by providing for undistorted market signals. It sets out rules for electricity trading within different time frames, and clarifies the responsibilities of market actors. It defines ...

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal for a regulation on the internal market for electricity, as part of a comprehensive legislative package on the energy union. The proposed regulation is aimed at making the electricity market fit for more flexibility, decarbonisation and innovation, by providing for undistorted market signals. It sets out rules for electricity trading within different time frames, and clarifies the responsibilities of market actors. It defines principles for assessing capacity needs at regional and European level and proposes design principles for market-based capacity mechanisms with cross-border participation. It introduces regional operational centres for handling-system operation and a European entity for distribution system operators. The Council adopted its general approach in December 2017. In the European Parliament, the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) adopted its report in February 2018. A provisional trilogue agreement was reached on 19 December 2018. The European Parliament adopted the text in the March II 2019 plenary session and the Council on 22 May 2019. The Regulation entered into force on 4 July 2019. Fourth edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Please note this document has been designed for on-line viewing.

Les politiques de l’Union – Au service des citoyens: Approvisionnement et sécurité énergétiques

28-06-2019

La politique énergétique est une compétence partagée entre l’Union européenne et ses États membres. S’il appartient à l’Union, en vertu des traités, de garantir la sécurité de l’approvisionnement en énergie, les États membres sont compétents pour déterminer la structure de leur approvisionnement énergétique et choisir leurs sources d’énergie. La législation de l’Union en matière de sécurité de l’approvisionnement en énergie, qui se concentre sur les marchés du gaz naturel et de l’électricité, est ...

La politique énergétique est une compétence partagée entre l’Union européenne et ses États membres. S’il appartient à l’Union, en vertu des traités, de garantir la sécurité de l’approvisionnement en énergie, les États membres sont compétents pour déterminer la structure de leur approvisionnement énergétique et choisir leurs sources d’énergie. La législation de l’Union en matière de sécurité de l’approvisionnement en énergie, qui se concentre sur les marchés du gaz naturel et de l’électricité, est étroitement liée à d’autres objectifs de l’Union: la consolidation d’un marché unique de l’énergie, l’amélioration de l’efficacité énergétique ainsi que la promotion de sources d’énergie renouvelables afin de décarboner l’économie et d’atteindre les objectifs de l’accord de Paris. La législature 2014-2019 a vu naître de nombreuses initiatives en relation avec la sécurité de l’approvisionnement en énergie. Les institutions de l’Union sont parvenues à un accord concernant un règlement révisé sur la sécurité de l’approvisionnement en gaz, un règlement révisé sur la sécurité de l’approvisionnement en électricité, une décision révisée sur les accords intergouvernementaux dans le domaine de l’énergie, une révision ciblée de la directive sur le gaz en vue d’appliquer les principales dispositions de cette dernière aux gazoducs reliant l’Union européenne à des pays tiers, mais aussi de nouveaux objectifs relatifs à l’efficacité énergétique et aux énergies renouvelables à l’horizon 2030. Le Parlement a également adopté plusieurs résolutions d’initiative dans le domaine de l’énergie, y compris une résolution sur une nouvelle stratégie de l’Union pour le gaz naturel liquéfié et le stockage du gaz, élément primordial pour garantir la sécurité de l’approvisionnement en gaz. Entre-temps, des projets européens d’intérêt commun (PIC) financent des infrastructures énergétiques qui renforcent les interconnexions et consolident la sécurité de l’approvisionnement. Les citoyens européens attendent de plus en plus de l’Union qu’elle intervienne davantage dans le domaine de l’approvisionnement et de la sécurité énergétiques. Si ce point de vue était partagé par un peu plus de la moitié des citoyens de l’Union en 2016 (52 %), il est maintenant exprimé par environ deux tiers d’entre eux (65 %). L’Union conservera un rôle primordial dans le suivi de la sécurité de l’approvisionnement au cours de la transition énergétique depuis l’ancien système reposant sur une production centralisée dominée par les carburants fossiles et les marchés nationaux, vers un nouveau système caractérisé par une part élevée d’énergies renouvelables, par une production plus locale et par des marchés transfrontières. Cependant, si l’Union souhaitait intervenir directement dans la définition de l’approvisionnement en énergie de ses États membres, elle devrait suivre une procédure législative spéciale, exigeant l’unanimité du Conseil, et le Parlement serait amené à jouer un rôle consultatif uniquement. Le présent document est une mise à jour d’une note plus ancienne, publiée avant les élections européennes de 2019.

ASEP10 gives priority to climate change

21-09-2018

The 10th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Meeting (ASEP10) will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels on 27 and 28 September 2018. The meeting will focus on climate change and environmental challenges. The final declaration will be transmitted to the 12th ASEM Summit, to be held in Brussels on 18 and 19 October 2018.

The 10th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Meeting (ASEP10) will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels on 27 and 28 September 2018. The meeting will focus on climate change and environmental challenges. The final declaration will be transmitted to the 12th ASEM Summit, to be held in Brussels on 18 and 19 October 2018.

Russia [What Think Tanks are thinking]

21-09-2018

In September, Russia held its largest military exercise since 1981, the height of the Cold War, deploying 300 000 troops and also inviting Chinese forces to participate. The event highlighted Russia’s growing assertiveness in security and foreign policy, following its annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Syria. The policies of President Vladimir Putin, who was re-elected earlier this year, pose a dilemma for the European Union and the United States, with some observers accusing him of ...

In September, Russia held its largest military exercise since 1981, the height of the Cold War, deploying 300 000 troops and also inviting Chinese forces to participate. The event highlighted Russia’s growing assertiveness in security and foreign policy, following its annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Syria. The policies of President Vladimir Putin, who was re-elected earlier this year, pose a dilemma for the European Union and the United States, with some observers accusing him of trying to sabotage Western liberal democracy and others saying that he wants to regain the position of global player that the Soviet Union once occupied. This note offers links to commentaries and studies by major international think tanks, which discuss Russia's policies and how to respond to them. More reports on the topic can be found in a previous edition of 'What Think Tanks are Thinking', published in March 2018. Some more papers on US-Russian relations are available in another edition from the series published in August 2018.

The European Council in 2017: Overview of decisions and discussions

29-06-2018

The year 2017 was good for the EU, politically and economically. For the first time in almost a decade, the EU was not beset by crises, although Brexit posed a difficult challenge. The European Council met the Brexit challenge by approving guidelines for the negotiations in April, and agreeing to move to a new stage in December, while convening in a new format: Article 50 (TEU) meetings of the EU-27. The European Council launched another new formal in 2017: Leaders’ Meetings, held under the auspices ...

The year 2017 was good for the EU, politically and economically. For the first time in almost a decade, the EU was not beset by crises, although Brexit posed a difficult challenge. The European Council met the Brexit challenge by approving guidelines for the negotiations in April, and agreeing to move to a new stage in December, while convening in a new format: Article 50 (TEU) meetings of the EU-27. The European Council launched another new formal in 2017: Leaders’ Meetings, held under the auspices of the Leader’ Agenda, to discuss challenging issues such as migration and EMU reform. By the end of the year, the European Council could look back at an eventful but largely successful twelve months.

Brexit and Energy Policy - Workshop Proceedings

15-06-2018

This document summarises the presentations and discussions of the workshop on “Brexit and Energy Policy”, which was held on 16 May 2018. The impact of Brexit on the EU27 energy systems and the future EU electricity and gas partnership with the UK were assessed. The effects of Brexit on Ireland and the potential impact of the UK's withdrawal from Euratom were also discussed. This document was prepared at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).

This document summarises the presentations and discussions of the workshop on “Brexit and Energy Policy”, which was held on 16 May 2018. The impact of Brexit on the EU27 energy systems and the future EU electricity and gas partnership with the UK were assessed. The effects of Brexit on Ireland and the potential impact of the UK's withdrawal from Euratom were also discussed. This document was prepared at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).

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Gustav FREDRIKSSON, Bruegel Alexander ROTH, Bruegel Simone TAGLIAPIETRA, Bruegel Georg ZACHMANN, Bruegel

Que fait l’Europe pour ses citoyens? Parlement européen - Portes ouvertes 2018

26-04-2018

Ce recueil rassemble une série de notes rédigées par le Service de recherche du Parlement européen à l’occasion des journées portes ouvertes 2018 du Parlement européen. L’Union européenne travaille au quotidien pour améliorer la vie des citoyens européens. Que ce soit dans le travail, les études, les loisirs ou la vie de tous les jours, plus de 500 millions de personnes bénéficient, de différentes façons, à petite ou grande échelle, des politiques et des lois de l’Union européenne. Le Parlement européen ...

Ce recueil rassemble une série de notes rédigées par le Service de recherche du Parlement européen à l’occasion des journées portes ouvertes 2018 du Parlement européen. L’Union européenne travaille au quotidien pour améliorer la vie des citoyens européens. Que ce soit dans le travail, les études, les loisirs ou la vie de tous les jours, plus de 500 millions de personnes bénéficient, de différentes façons, à petite ou grande échelle, des politiques et des lois de l’Union européenne. Le Parlement européen apporte une contribution essentielle, souvent décisive, dans l’élaboration de ces lois et politiques. Les 751 Membres du Parlement représentent l’ensemble des citoyens, assurant que les décisions qui concernent ces derniers sont adoptées non par des fonctionnaires anonymes mais par des représentants élus démocratiquement par les citoyens de tous les États membres. Les notes présentées dans ce recueil donnent un aperçu des nombreux domaines dans lesquels l’action de l’Union européenne améliore la vie des hommes et des femmes, quel que soit leur âge, dans toute l’Union européenne. Ce recueil est publié à l’occasion des journées Portes ouvertes du Parlement européen au cours desquelles, de même que les autres institutions européennes, il ouvre ses portes aux citoyens pour leur montrer ce qu’il fait et comment il travaille.

Western Balkans: Enlargement strategy 2018

13-03-2018

With a resolute tone and a sense of urgency, the European Commission's new enlargement strategy for the Western Balkans sets a clear direction for the region's six countries: it offers them a credible enlargement perspective and pledges enhanced EU engagement. It indicates 2025 as a possible enlargement date. However, seizing this opportunity remains a challenge, as the aspirants must each deliver on difficult, key reforms, and solve all outstanding bilateral disputes.

With a resolute tone and a sense of urgency, the European Commission's new enlargement strategy for the Western Balkans sets a clear direction for the region's six countries: it offers them a credible enlargement perspective and pledges enhanced EU engagement. It indicates 2025 as a possible enlargement date. However, seizing this opportunity remains a challenge, as the aspirants must each deliver on difficult, key reforms, and solve all outstanding bilateral disputes.

The EU's Russia policy: Five guiding principles

08-02-2018

While EU-Russia relations had long been difficult, in 2014 they took an abrupt turn for the worse, after Russia illegally annexed Crimea and fomented separatist insurgencies in eastern Ukraine. To date, little progress has been made towards ending the Ukraine conflict. In addition, new sources of tension have emerged, for example: Russia's military backing for the Assad regime in Syria, and alleged Russian interference in EU politics. In the short term, an easing of tensions seems unlikely. In March ...

While EU-Russia relations had long been difficult, in 2014 they took an abrupt turn for the worse, after Russia illegally annexed Crimea and fomented separatist insurgencies in eastern Ukraine. To date, little progress has been made towards ending the Ukraine conflict. In addition, new sources of tension have emerged, for example: Russia's military backing for the Assad regime in Syria, and alleged Russian interference in EU politics. In the short term, an easing of tensions seems unlikely. In March 2016, EU foreign ministers and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, agreed on five guiding principles for EU-Russia relations: full implementation of the Minsk agreements; closer ties with Russia's former Soviet neighbours; strengthening EU resilience to Russian threats; selective engagement with Russia on certain issues such as counter-terrorism; and support for people-to-people contacts. Implementing each of these principles faces major difficulties. The EU is unlikely to lift sanctions against Russia while implementation of the Minsk agreements remains stalled; the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood remains a zone of confrontation; EU security is threatened by dependence on Russian energy imports and the destabilising effects of aggressive propaganda; EU-Russia cooperation on international issues has become a victim of tensions between the two sides; repressive Russian legislation obstructs EU support for Russian civil society; diplomatic tensions are mirrored by mutual suspicion between ordinary EU citizens and Russians. This is an updated edition of a briefing from October 2016.

Sanctions over Ukraine: Impact on Russia

17-01-2018

In early 2014, Russia violated international law by annexing Crimea and allegedly fomenting separatist uprisings in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas. The European Union, the United States and several other Western countries responded with diplomatic measures in March 2014, followed by asset freezes and visa bans targeted at individuals and entities. In July 2014, sanctions targeting the Russian energy, defence and financial sectors were adopted. These sanctions have not swayed Russian public ...

In early 2014, Russia violated international law by annexing Crimea and allegedly fomenting separatist uprisings in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas. The European Union, the United States and several other Western countries responded with diplomatic measures in March 2014, followed by asset freezes and visa bans targeted at individuals and entities. In July 2014, sanctions targeting the Russian energy, defence and financial sectors were adopted. These sanctions have not swayed Russian public opinion, which continues to staunchly back the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine. Despite Western efforts to isolate Russia, the country is playing an increasingly prominent role on the global stage. On the other hand, sectoral sanctions have proved painful, aggravating an economic downturn triggered by falling oil prices, from which the country has only just begun to recover. Sanctions have affected the Russian economy in various ways. The main short-term impact comes from restrictions on Western lending and investment in Russia. Oil and gas production remains unaffected for the time being, but in the long term energy exports are likely to suffer. Meanwhile, Russian counter-sanctions are benefiting the country's agricultural sector, but consumers are losing out in terms of choice and price. Quantitative estimates of the impact are difficult, but most observers agree that sanctions are costing Russia billions of euros a year and holding back a return to higher rates of economic growth. This is an updated edition of a briefing from March 2016, PE 579.084.

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