Electricity reform negotiations deadlocked

A controversial electricity market reform remained deadlocked on Tuesday, leaving the most contentious issues to be resolved at a fifth and final round of talks

A controversial electricity market reform remained deadlocked on Tuesday, leaving the most contentious issues to be resolved at a fifth and final round of talks between representatives of the European Parliament, the EU Council and the European Commission on 5 December.

A Council official spoke of a “confidence to reach an agreement before the end of the Austrian Presidency” on a package of reforms related to common rules related to the internal energy market, though the official added that the prevailing sentiment is that there will be “no agreement [on points of detail] until there is an [overall] agreement”.

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