EU lawmakers strike deal on TEN-E guidelines

A political agreement has been reached on new guidelines for identifying and speeding up development of cross-border energy infrastructure projects

Negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers reached agreement on Tuesday on new guidelines for identifying and speeding up development of cross-border energy infrastructure projects.

Some member states had been reluctant to back a proposed three-year limit on the time it takes to license projects, which was backed by the parliament’s energy committee. In the end, the negotiators agreed on a limit of three and a half years.

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