EU issues work plan for 2015 – with pared down priorities
The number one priority for Team Juncker is a €315-billion investment plan for Europe. Second, is “better regulation”. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans presented the European Commission’s 2015 work programme to MEPs in Strasbourg on 16 December. Energy Post looks at the new initiatives, scrapped initiatives and those that hang in the balance for energy and climate policy.
Just 23 new policy initiatives are foreseen by the Juncker Commission for next year (compared to over 100 in 2014) and just two of them fall into the energy and climate category. The first is a non-legislative “strategic framework” for an Energy Union that will focus on “energy supply security, integration of national energy markets, reduction in European energy demand, decarbonising the energy mix and promoting research and innovation in the energy field.” Little new there then.
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