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2003/0297(COD) Trans-European energy networks: guidelines

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ITRE LAPERROUZE Anne (icon: ALDE ALDE)
Former Responsible Committee ITRE FLESCH Colette (icon: ELDR ELDR)
Former Responsible Committee ITRE LAPERROUZE Anne (icon: ALDE ALDE)
Former Committee Opinion BUDG
Former Committee Opinion ECON KRASTS Guntars (icon: UEN UEN)
Former Committee Opinion ENVI TURMES Claude (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Former Committee Opinion IMCO
Former Committee Opinion TRAN CRAMER Michael (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Former Committee Opinion BUDG TURCHI Franz (icon: UEN UEN)
Former Committee Opinion ECON
Former Committee Opinion JURI MEDINA ORTEGA Manuel (icon: PES PES)
Former Committee Opinion ENVI
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 156

Events

2014/10/13
   EC - Follow-up document
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This Commission Staff Working Document gives an overview of the progress made under the main EU programmes that have been providing financial aid or a range of regulatory benefits to energy infrastructure projects: the Trans-European Energy Networks (TEN-E), the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR), the Projects of Common Interest (PCI) exercise.

It covers the period 2010-2014 until the repeal of the TEN-E Guidelines and TEN Financial Regulation.

Overall progress :

TEN-E : at the end of this reporting period, around 85 TEN-E actions were still ongoing and 3 new Award Decisions were to be potentially adopted for different actions. Out of these actions, around 65 were granted financial aid during the time interval 2010-2014 while. In the time-interval 2010-2014, 42 actions were finalised and had received their final payments under the TEN-E, 34 of them having the EU contribution granted before 2010 (EUR 55 805 987) and 8 of them having the EU contribution granted in 2010 and 2011 respectively, amounting to a total of EUR 12 485730.

Between 2010 and 2014, 73 actions (41 in electricity and 32 in gas) were granted Community financial aid under the TEN-E guidelines.

The main common obstacles reported in implementing these projects are related to: the legal and regulatory framework; problems related to the initially chosen route; financial and technical constraints.

Continuity between TEN-E, EEPR and the PCI process : the report describes how many projects adopted under the first TEN-E Regulation and under the European Energy Programme for Recovery have acquired Project of Common Interest status in the first Union-wide list established under the new TEN-E Regulation 347/2013.

- In electricity , 11 projects that had been included in the priority axis of the "old" TEN-E have subsequently acquired PCI status (partially or in their integrity) under the new TEN-E Regulation. From EEPR, for 2 projects the transfer was made to the PCI list of 2013. This continuity proves that they are still in line with the main objectives of the energy policy .

- In gas , 9 TEN-E projects have also become part of the first PCI list.

EEPR has demonstrated the leverage effect of EU financial assistance in obtaining private funding for projects of European significance addressing in particular the security of supply concerns in Central and Eastern Europe by providing for the possibility to reverse the gas flows. It has been decided that under the new Regulation, PCIs may also benefit from grants for works and innovative financial instruments under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

Implementation of PCIs : in 2013 the first list of PCIs was established by delegated Regulation C(2013)6766. It contains 248 projects, of which 132 in electricity and 107 in gas, 7 in oil and 2 in smart grids.

Under the 'old' TEN-E exercise, the list of projects of common interest was fixed in an Annex, becoming out dated over time and modifiable only through ordinary legislative procedure. The new TEN-E Guidelines established a revolutionarily new approach. PCIs are part of EU law – their monitoring will ensure that the projects are implemented in a timely manner and that no delays will occur that could jeopardize the achievement of the EU energy policy objectives.

- In electricity : at the moment of reporting, out of the 132 PCI in electricity, one project has already been completely finished and has entered the commissioning phase. Seven projects have entered the construction phase, 51 were in permitting procedures and 5 have started the procedure in view of having the Final Investment Decision awarded.

Regarding the expected date of commissioning for the projects in the electricity sector, 18 of them are to be finalised and commissioned by 2017, 77 between 2017 and 2020 and 33 after 2020. In the case of 4 of them, project promoters indicated that the commissioning date is still to be determined.

- In gas : out of the total number of 107 PCI, one was finished and has entered commissioning and 4 were in the construction phase. For 33 gas projects the permitting procedures have started and for 9 others the Final Investment Decision (FID) is to be awarded. Out of the 107 projects, 28 are expected to be commissioned by 2017, 50 between 2017 and 2020 and 23 within the time horizon after 2020. The commissioning dates for 4 projects are still to be determined.

Lastly, the document concludes that next to challenges related to ensuring an adequate duration of permit granting procedures and providing adequate financing instruments , the design of a stable and incentivising regulatory framework is one of the crucial elements in delivering the necessary investments in energy infrastructure.

Moreover, a study on regulatory issues and associated risks in developing the Northern Seas off-shore grid is planned to be carried out and finalised in 2015.

2010/05/04
   EC - Follow-up document
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The Commission presents a report on the Trans-European Energy Networks in the period 2007-2009, pursuant to Regulation (EC) 680/2007 and Decision 1364/2006/EC. The report summarises the progress which TEN-E has achieved in 2007-2009 in helping Europe's energy industry devise and implement strategic network projects. It also sets out to assess where TEN-E has had a positive impact as well as analysing its weaknesses. Detailed information on the projects of European interest and the priority projects can be found in the Annex, which includes a summary description of the projects, describes progress of their implementation and presents the sources of financing during the period 2007-2009.

This report highlights the importance of energy infrastructure to the overall energy policy aims of the EU and the delivery of its 20-20-20 objectives. It provides input into the preparation of a proposal for a new EU Energy Security and Infrastructure Instrument, as requested by the European Council in March 2009 and anticipated in the Communication on the Second Strategic Energy Review (2008) and on the Green Paper on energy networks.

The report states that the TEN-E has made a positive contribution to selected projects by giving them political visibility and helping leverage funds from the financial market . The "TEN-E label" given to projects with the highest European interest and the creation of European Coordinators have been conducive in delivering these results. However, the European energy policy framework has undergone a dramatic change in the recent years, calling for a thorough review of both the concept and rationale of the TEN-E framework . Already in 2008, the Green Paper on energy networks examined the suitability of TEN-E for the delivery of the 20-20-20 targets and security of goals. The Green Paper suggested that a new instrument was required to tackle the growing challenges of energy security and network investment in the EU. The European Council endorsed these conclusions in March 2009. The report further substantiates these arguments and stresses the need to develop a new Energy Security and Infrastructure Instrument.

The agreement on an EU Energy Policy in 2007 set binding targets on both greenhouse gas emissions and energy from renewable sources. An appropriate energy infrastructure development is needed particularly regarding the integration of renewable energy sources into the grid, the mitigation of the higher technological risks of low-carbon technologies, the integration of the European energy markets and to ensure security of supply. The regulatory framework related to gas and electricity infrastructure has considerably evolved: the 3rd internal energy market package provides new instruments for better cooperation between Transmission System Operators and Regulators. The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) will start operations in 2011, with the objective of ensuring coordination of rules on network access and investment across borders. The European Network of Transmission System operators for gas (ENTSO-G) and electricity (ENTSO-E) are tasked with putting market integration into practice by providing a European view on network access and network investments. One of their key tasks is the elaboration of Ten-Year Network Development Plans. A first draft for gas was published in December 2009 and for electricity in March 2010. In July 2009, following calls from Council and Parliament amplified by the January 2009 gas crisis, the Commission proposed a new regulation concerning the measures to safeguard security of gas supply . Whilst the regulation places the main emphasis on the internal market as best guarantee for security of supply, it provides for common standards for security of supply - the infrastructure standard (n-1) and supply standards for protected customers. It also requires reverse flows to be established on all interconnection within 2 years from its entry into force. To stimulate economic recovery, the European Energy Recovery Programme allocated almost EUR 4 billion to leverage private funding in gas and electricity infrastructure, off-shore wind and carbon capture and storage projects. It provides useful lessons on the benefits of greater Member State collaboration and strategic involvement at a high level.

Against this background, the weaknesses of TEN-E have come to the fore in 2007- 2009. The programme has responded too slowly to the major challenges which have emerged in recent years, and is poorly equipped to deal with the growing challenges which will arise from the 2020 and 2050 ambitions.

The new policy environment creates a challenge for TEN-E, which has neither the resources nor the flexibility to make a full contribution to the delivery of the ambitious energy and climate goals. In the course of 2010, the Commission will examine the need for a new instrument which fully reflects the importance of infrastructure to the delivery of policy targets.

Based on the findings of this report, the following priorities emerge which will be further elaborated and analysed in the forthcoming revision of the TEN-E and its accompanying impact assessment:

(1) EU energy infrastructure strategic priorities need to be better defined: t he energy networks must be modernised to allow Europe to meet its energy policy goals, including the 20/20/20 targets. Networks need to become more Europe-wide, to enable the development and proper functioning of the internal energy market, to strengthen security of supply but also to allow new technologies to be applied. The networks must also become flexible, to allow a variety of renewable sources, more decentralised power generation, incorporating smart energy demand technologies, including the concept of an EU-wide "super grid" for electricity and gas as well as the networks for carbon capture and storage (CCS). The external dimension of infrastructure and the diversification of supply routes and sources will also need to be looked at, especially in the gas sector but possibly also for oil;

(2) a new approach is needed to project definition: t he current categorisation is confusing and fails to give a clear overview of the objectives. The approach adopted in the Commission's second Strategic Energy Review, whereby multiple projects are brought together into a regional initiative, such as the Southern Corridor for gas imports from the Caspian, or the Baltic Interconnection Plan, may be pursued. A thorough political debate is needed to decide what the future priorities of European infrastructure should be;

(3) the potential for cooperation between Member States involved in individual projects must be better exploited . This applies at the level of planning and at the level of political coordination. Situations where projects of European interest are not given national priority status, or where these projects are not equally supported by all Member State involved are untenable. The possibility should be explored of setting up of one (central) authorising body within a Member State, at least for the cross-border projects to speed up implementation;

(4) a stronger EU infrastructure strategy needs to attract investment at a level commensurate with the challenges . The funding of network investments from tariffs paid by network users is the established approach in Europe. This will remain the main feature also in the future. There may, however, be few instances where public funding can be motivated due to widespread European benefits and clearly demonstrated market failures, which prevent the investment to be undertaken. Existing funding available under other EU instruments must be better used and coordinated with energy policy actions.

2010/05/04
   EC - Follow-up document
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This Commission Staff Working Document is the Annex to the Report from the Commission on the implementation of the trans-European energy networks in the period 2007-2009.

It provides detailed information on the progress made in the implementation of TEN-E projects throughout this period, focusing in particular on the implementation of projects of European interest as well as some priority projects as specified in the TEN-E Guidelines. It includes an assessment of the main results achieved with regard to the objectives of the TEN-E policy and summarises the main problems encountered during the implementation of the projects.

In addition, this Annex provides comprehensive information on the main EU financial instruments relevant for the implementation of TEN-E projects such as loans of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the TEN-E funding programme and the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR), as well as on other EU financing sources, including Structural Funds, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) and the Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-Accession (ISPA), and external policy funding instruments (such as the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENPI), the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) and the Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership (FEMIP)).

2006/09/22
   Final act published in Official Journal
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PURPOSE: to lay down guidelines guidelines for trans-European energy networks and repealing Decision 96/391/EC and Decision 1229/2003/EC.

LEGISLATIVE ACT : Decision 1364/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down guidelines for trans-European energy networks and repealing Decision 96/391/EC and Decision 1229/2003/EC.

CONTENT : Subsequent to the adoption of Decision 1229/2003/ EC, the need has arisen to integrate fully the new Member States and the accession and candidate countries into those guidelines and to adapt further, as appropriate, those guidelines to the new proximity policy of the European Union.

Accordingly, this Decision defines the nature and scope of Community action to establish guidelines for trans-European energy networks. It establishes a series of guidelines covering the objectives, priorities and broad lines of action by the Community in respect of trans-European energy networks. These guidelines identify projects of common interest and priority projects, including those of European interest, among trans- European electricity and gas networks.

It provides that the Community shall promote the interconnection, interoperability and development of trans-European energy networks and access to such networks in accordance with Community law in force, with the aim of:

-encouraging the effective operation and development of the internal market in general and of the internal energy market in particular, so as to reduce the cost of energy to the consumer and contribute to the diversification of energy sources;

-reducing the isolation of the less-favoured and island regions of the Community;

-reinforcing the security of energy supplies, for example by strengthening relations with third countries in the energy sector in the mutual interest of all parties concerned;

-contributing to sustainable development and protection of the environment, inter alia by involving renewable energies and reducing the environmental risks associated with the transportation and transmission of energy.

The Decision sets out priorities for action for both electricity and gas networks and for each separately.

The broad lines of action by the Community on trans-European energy networks are the identification of projects of common interest and priority projects , including those of European interest ; and the creation of a more favourable context for development of those networks. Projects of common interest must, inter alia, display potential economic viability. The evaluation of economic viability shall be based upon a cost-benefit analysis which takes account of all costs and benefits, including those in the medium and/or long term, in connection with environmental aspects, security of supply and the contribution to economic and social cohesion. Projects of common interest covered by the axes for priority projects set out in Annex I will have priority for the grant of the Community financial aid provided for pursuant to Regulation 2236/95/EC. Amendments to Annex I will be decided upon in accordance with the co-decision procedure.

A number of projects on the axes for priority projects which are of cross-border nature or which have significant impact on cross-border transmission capacity are declared to be of European interest. Those projects are set out in Annex I.

Projects of European interest shall be implemented rapidly. No later than 12 April 2007, Member States shall, using as a basis a draft timetable provided to that effect by the Commission, submit to the Commission an updated and indicative timetable for the completion of those projects including certain prescribed details.

When a project declared to be of European interest encounters significant delays or implementation difficulties, including in situations where third countries are involved, the Commission may designate, after having consulted the European Parliament, a European coordinator .

In order to contribute to creating a more favourable context for the development of trans-European energy networks and their interoperability, the Community shall take account of Member States' efforts made in line with that objective, and shall attach the greatest importance to and promote as necessary certain measures prescribed in the Decision.

When projects are considered, their effects on competition and on security of supply shall be taken into account. Private financing or financing by the economic operators concerned shall be the main source of financing and shall be encouraged. Any competitive distortion between market operators shall be avoided, in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty.

ENTRY INTO FORCE : 12/10/2006.

2006/09/06
   CSL - Draft final act
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2006/09/06
   CSL - Final act signed
2006/09/06
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2006/07/24
   CSL - Act approved by Council, 2nd reading
2006/07/24
   CSL - Council Meeting
2006/07/06
   EC - Commission opinion on Parliament's position at 2nd reading
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The Commission can accept in full all 17 amendments adopted by the European Parliament. They are the result of a compromise package agreed between the European Parliament and the Council for the second reading. The amendments re-insert key elements of the Commission’s proposal, namely the category of “projects of European interest” and the “European coordinator”. The conclusion of the compromise package has been facilitated by the recognition that relevant and up-to-date information is in the hands of companies executing such projects rather than Member States; the draft Decision therefore places an obligation on Member States to ensure the flow of information on, and transnational coordination of, projects of European interest.

The amendments to the common position refer mainly to:

- the re-insertion of the category of “ projects of European interest ” (Articles 1 (1), 5 (a), 6 (5) and (8));

- a differentiation in the degree of priority access to funding according to the source of cofinancing, by giving “appropriate priority” for funding under Council Regulation 2236/95/EC while giving “particular attention” to projects declared to be of European interest for funding under other Community cofinancing funds (Art. 8(2) and (3));

- transnational coordination between Member States if there is a significant current or prospective delay in the progress on one of the projects declared to be of European interest, the Commission may then ask the Member States concerned to ensure that reasons for the delay are provided within three months (Article 8(6));

- the Member States insisted to delete the provision that in case of delays the Commission may decide to withdraw the declaration of European interest , since they have only limited influence on the construction phase carried out by private companies. In view of the progress made concerning coordination and monitoring this position is acceptable for the Commission;

- the re-insertion of the European coordinator to be designated by the Commission, in agreement with the Member States concerned, and after having consulted the European Parliament, in cases where a project declared to be of European interest encounters significant delays or implementation difficulties (Article 10(1));

- the specification of reporting requirements : Member States shall, using as a basis a draft timetable provided by the Commission, submit to the Commission an updated and indicative timetable for the completion of projects of European Interest. The Commission shall present biennial reports on the progress such projects; in cases where a European coordinator is appointed for the project in question, the European coordinator would assume this task (Article 9(1) and (2)).

2006/04/04
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading
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The European Parliament adopted a second reading report by Anne LAPERROUZE (ALDE, FR) amending the Council's common position on the directive on Trans European Energy Networks. The amendments are acceptable to the Council. The compromise includes two important elements of the original Commission proposal supported by the EP but previously opposed by the Council: the declaration of projects of European interest and the European coordinator.

On the issue of projects of European interest, the report states that for most projects declared to be of European interest, a significant current or prospective delay could be a delay expected to last between one and two years. If there is such a delay, the Commission may ask the Member States concerned to ensure that reasons for the delay are provided within three months.

Five years after the completion of a project declared to be of European interest or of one of the sections thereof, the Commission shall carry out an assessment of that project which includes its socio-economic impact, impact on the environment, impact on trade between Member States and impact on territorial cohesion and sustainable development.

The European Coordinator shall promote the European dimension of the project and the cross-border dialogue between the project promoters and the people concerned; contribute to the coordination of the national procedures for consulting the people concerned, and submit a report to the Commission every year on the progress of the project(s) for which he has been designated European co-ordinator and on any difficulties and obstacles which are likely to result in a significant delay. The Commission will transmit this report to the Member States concerned.

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2006/04/03
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2006/03/22
   EP - Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
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2006/03/22
   EP - Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
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2006/03/21
   EP - Vote in committee, 2nd reading
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The committee adopted the report by Anne LAPERROUZE (ALDE, FR) amending the Council's common position on the directive on Trans European Energy Networks under the 2nd reading of the codecision procedure. The amendments were the result of a compromise agreed in informal meetings with the Council, with a view to completing the procedure at second reading and avoiding conciliation. The committee reinstated two important elements included in the Commission's proposal - and supported by Parliament at first reading - which the Council had deleted, namely, the declaration of projects of European interest and the European Coordinator. It accordingly reintroduced, in slightly modified form, the relevant parts of the text from the Commission's original proposal, and retabled a few amendments adopted by Parliament at first reading.

2006/02/23
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2006/01/31
   EP - Committee draft report
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2006/01/19
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading
2006/01/19
   EP - LAPERROUZE Anne (ALDE) appointed as rapporteur in ITRE
2006/01/16
   EC - Commission communication on Council's position
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The Commission is of the opinion that the common position improves the Commission proposal by clarifying a number of issues, such as the project specification, the olefin networks and renewable sources of energy.

The Commission notes that the necessary coordination of cross-border projects and the corresponding cooperation of Member States are not established. The Council did not take up the proposal to coordinate better all Community funds and to give them the same priority, in particular for projects of European interest. Further, it did not accept the reporting requirements for all priority projects declared of European interest irrespective of possible funding by the Commission.

In the informal discussions the differences with regard to these issues could not be resolved. Consequently, the Commission regrets that despite in-depth informal discussions it was not possible to reach an agreement in first reading. The Commission maintains its objection to the deletion of the proposed measures concerning the designation of a “European coordinator” and the separate category

of “projects of European interest” notably in view of ensuring secure and competitive energy markets, and recalls that the Parliament’s opinion at first reading accepted the Commission’s proposal on this aspect.

The Commission notes the unanimous political agreement in the Council. However, it recalls its proposal regarding the possibility of designating a “European Coordinator” and of granting the “Declaration of European interest” to the cross-border priority projects, and stresses that the Council’s approach to the dossier needs to accord with what the Council and the European Parliament already

accepted on 29 April 2004 in relation to the guidelines for the trans-European transport networks.

2005/12/01
   CSL - Council position
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The Council adopted unanimously a common position with a view to the adoption of a decision laying down guidelines for trans-European energy networks and repealing Decisions 96/391/EC and 1229/2003/EC. In doing this, it accepted 20 of the 30 amendments adopted by Parliament at first reading.

Generally speaking the Council endeavoured to simplify the structure of the Decision (in terms of levels of priorities and number of Annexes) and keep it as close as possible to Decision 1229/2003.

Council supports the main aim of the Commission's proposal: to adapt the trans-European energy network guidelines to the consequences of the recent enlargement of the Union. However, Council did not accept the new elements introduced by the Commission in this proposal (as compared to Decision 1229/2003/EC) i.e. the creation of a new, additional category of "projects of European interest", combined with provisions concerning the implementation of such projects and the European coordinator.

The Council noted that it had been argued that these new provisions have been accepted by Council in relation with trans-European transport networks. However, two significant differences distinguish the trans-European energy networks from the trans-European transport networks:

-the very limited budget available for trans-European energy networks;

-the fact that energy infrastructure projects are normally undertaken by private investors.

Thus, the effect that the creation of an additional category of "projects of European interest" could have in practice would be to effectively exclude TEN-financing altogether for a "normal priority project" which a private investor would be willing to consider. Regarding the provisions on a possible "European Coordinator", the Council is of the view that far less bureaucratic provisions could be retained for the same purpose as noted by Parliament itself.

Taking into account the aforementioned two differences, and the negative effect which the creation of an extra category could have on the realisation of other viable projects, the Council concluded that the added cost and administrative burdens, imposed on Member States as a result of the provisions mentioned are disproportionate in relation to their potential benefit. The Council specified that private financing or financing by economic operators shall be "the main source for financing".

During an informal trialogue with the Parliament which took place during the preparation of the common position, compromises were reached on the issues of appropriate references to olefin gases and renewable sources of energy; these compromises are included in the common position.

The project specification is now listed in three annexes, where the character of a ‘closed list’ for the projects of European interest – originally listed in Annex IV but now merged into Annex I – is maintained. Further, the ‘olefin networks’ are included under the condition that the corresponding projects are not funded by the TEN-E budget line, but could receive support otherwise and additional references to renewable sources of energy are introduced.

The Council acknowledges in particular the restraint exercised by the European Parliament in its treatment of the Annexes, where Parliament has accepted the changes made and mutually agreed by the Commission and the Council, without making further changes itself. In the further legislative procedure regarding this dossier, any further changes to the Annexes could block a swift adoption of the Decision.

2005/12/01
   CSL - Council position published
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The Council adopted unanimously a common position with a view to the adoption of a decision laying down guidelines for trans-European energy networks and repealing Decisions 96/391/EC and 1229/2003/EC. In doing this, it accepted 20 of the 30 amendments adopted by Parliament at first reading.

Generally speaking the Council endeavoured to simplify the structure of the Decision (in terms of levels of priorities and number of Annexes) and keep it as close as possible to Decision 1229/2003.

Council supports the main aim of the Commission's proposal: to adapt the trans-European energy network guidelines to the consequences of the recent enlargement of the Union. However, Council did not accept the new elements introduced by the Commission in this proposal (as compared to Decision 1229/2003/EC) i.e. the creation of a new, additional category of "projects of European interest", combined with provisions concerning the implementation of such projects and the European coordinator.

The Council noted that it had been argued that these new provisions have been accepted by Council in relation with trans-European transport networks. However, two significant differences distinguish the trans-European energy networks from the trans-European transport networks:

-the very limited budget available for trans-European energy networks;

-the fact that energy infrastructure projects are normally undertaken by private investors.

Thus, the effect that the creation of an additional category of "projects of European interest" could have in practice would be to effectively exclude TEN-financing altogether for a "normal priority project" which a private investor would be willing to consider. Regarding the provisions on a possible "European Coordinator", the Council is of the view that far less bureaucratic provisions could be retained for the same purpose as noted by Parliament itself.

Taking into account the aforementioned two differences, and the negative effect which the creation of an extra category could have on the realisation of other viable projects, the Council concluded that the added cost and administrative burdens, imposed on Member States as a result of the provisions mentioned are disproportionate in relation to their potential benefit. The Council specified that private financing or financing by economic operators shall be "the main source for financing".

During an informal trialogue with the Parliament which took place during the preparation of the common position, compromises were reached on the issues of appropriate references to olefin gases and renewable sources of energy; these compromises are included in the common position.

The project specification is now listed in three annexes, where the character of a ‘closed list’ for the projects of European interest – originally listed in Annex IV but now merged into Annex I – is maintained. Further, the ‘olefin networks’ are included under the condition that the corresponding projects are not funded by the TEN-E budget line, but could receive support otherwise and additional references to renewable sources of energy are introduced.

The Council acknowledges in particular the restraint exercised by the European Parliament in its treatment of the Annexes, where Parliament has accepted the changes made and mutually agreed by the Commission and the Council, without making further changes itself. In the further legislative procedure regarding this dossier, any further changes to the Annexes could block a swift adoption of the Decision.

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2005/12/01
   CSL - Council Meeting
2005/10/17
   CSL - Council statement on its position
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2005/07/13
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
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2005/06/27
   CSL - Council Meeting
2005/06/07
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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The European Parliament adopted the resolution drafted by Anne LAPERROUZE (ALDE, FR) and made some amendments to the Commission’s text. (Please see the summary of 26/04/2005.) Parliament also made the following amendments:

- the recitals emphasise consultation of those affected by projects as well as public service obligations;

- a new recital states that the decision will serve to move closer towards realising the objective, set at the Barcelona European Council, of a minimum level of electricity interconnection between Member States equivalent to 10% of installed generating capacity in each Member State, thereby improving network reliability and security and ensuring security of supply and the effective operation of the internal market;

- a further new recital states since the Community budget earmarked for the trans-European energy networks is relatively modest and mainly intended to finance feasibility studies, it is the Community Structural Funds, programmes and financial instruments that enable, if necessary, funding to be provided for such - in particular interregional - interconnection networks;

- a new sub-paragraph to Article 7 asserts that, as regards cross-border investment projects, Member States will take the necessary measures to ensure that, in the context of national authorisation procedures, the fact that such projects increase the capacity for interconnection of two or more Member States and consequently strengthen Europe-wide security of supply is treated as a decisive criterion in the assessment undertaken by the competent national authorities;

- the European Coordinator may be designated by the Commission by Agreement with the European Parliament.

2005/06/07
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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The European Parliament adopted the resolution drafted by Anne LAPERROUZE (ALDE, FR) and made some amendments to the Commission’s text. (Please see the summary of 26/04/2005.) Parliament also made the following amendments:

- the recitals emphasise consultation of those affected by projects as well as public service obligations;

- a new recital states that the decision will serve to move closer towards realising the objective, set at the Barcelona European Council, of a minimum level of electricity interconnection between Member States equivalent to 10% of installed generating capacity in each Member State, thereby improving network reliability and security and ensuring security of supply and the effective operation of the internal market;

- a further new recital states since the Community budget earmarked for the trans-European energy networks is relatively modest and mainly intended to finance feasibility studies, it is the Community Structural Funds, programmes and financial instruments that enable, if necessary, funding to be provided for such - in particular interregional - interconnection networks;

- a new sub-paragraph to Article 7 asserts that, as regards cross-border investment projects, Member States will take the necessary measures to ensure that, in the context of national authorisation procedures, the fact that such projects increase the capacity for interconnection of two or more Member States and consequently strengthen Europe-wide security of supply is treated as a decisive criterion in the assessment undertaken by the competent national authorities;

- the European Coordinator may be designated by the Commission by Agreement with the European Parliament.

Documents
2005/06/06
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2005/05/03
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
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2005/05/03
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
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2005/04/26
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
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The committee adopted the report by Anne LAPERROUZE (ALDE, FR) broadly approving the proposal under the 1st reading of the codecision procedure, subject to a number of amendments aimed mainly at updating and rearranging the lists of priority projects within the Trans-European Energy Networks and clarifying the role of the European Coordinator.

MEPs sought to simplify the organisation of the annexes by deleting Annex IV (projects of European Interest) and combining it instead with Annex I (priority projects on the priority axes). The new Annex I was entitled "Priority project axes, including sites of projects of European interest, as defined in Articles 7 and 8".

In addition they updated the list of projects in the three annexes, in the light of proceedings in the Council (N.B. the update has been agreed by both the Commission and the Member States ).

The committee also added a new criterion for priority projects in Article 7 : "they shall result in an increase in the use of renewable energies, energy efficiency services or cogeneration".

Lastly, MEPs specified that a European Coordinator to act on the Commission's behalf would be appointed only "where projects pose implementation difficulties". Moreover, the level of coordination should be proportionate to the costs of the project to avoid unnecessary administrative burdens.

2005/04/01
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2005/03/18
   EP - Committee opinion
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2005/03/17
   EP - Committee opinion
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2005/03/17
   EP - Committee opinion
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2005/03/10
   EP - Committee draft report
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2004/12/21
   EP - CRAMER Michael (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in TRAN
2004/09/16
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2004/09/13
   EP - KRASTS Guntars (UEN) appointed as rapporteur in ECON
2004/09/01
   EP - TURMES Claude (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2004/07/28
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2004/06/10
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Documents
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2004/06/02
   ESC - Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
2004/02/19
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2004/02/18
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2004/02/18
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2004/02/09
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2003/12/10
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2003/12/10
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
Details

COMMISSION’S IMPACT ASSESSMENT

For further information about this issue, please refer to the summary relating to the Commission’s proposal COM(2003)0742 on the revision of the Trans-European Energy Network guidelines.

1- POLICY OPTIONS AND IMPACTS

In this impact assessment exercise, four options are considered ranging from minimal action through balanced co-ordination to a fully regulatory approach:

1.1- Option 1 : Minimum co-ordination. This option builds on the strength the free market, private industry and freely mobile capital taking into account environmental legislation and the adoption of the ‘acquis’ in the enlarged Union. The TEN-E guidelines in force are applied only where necessary. It is expected that a completely liberalised market with competition, profit maximisation and customer acceptance as the main driving forces will generate the funds for building the major gas and electricity interconnections with the desired quality and safety standards.

1.2- Option 2: Balanced Co-ordination - Continuation of current TEN-E Policy . The TEN-E guidelines contain a list of priority projects, which have priority for Community funding. The available budget is sufficient to fund up to 50% of the cost of feasibility studies and various studies during the development phase. In exceptional cases, a small percentage of financing can be granted to the construction phase. The influence of TEN-E financing is relatively minor effect on the overall budget of the project, but it can serve as an important stimulus at an early and risky stage of a project. The recognition of a project as being of European interest may also have generally positive effects regarding attracting project financing and gaining the acceptance of public authorities and other parties involved. These indirect effects can often be just as important as the actual direct financial input.

1.3- Option 3: Increased Co-ordination in Network Development. Increased co-ordination should provide the driving forces for optimising the use of existing networks and generating new investments. In addition, it is the appropriate instrument for linking strongly the objectives of the security of supply directive with the axes for priority projects in the TEN-E guidelines. In this “Increased co-ordination” option, a small part of the TEN-E funds would be used for network planning, in the form of studies covering the entire European network as well as regional parts of it. The aim is to develop a European-wide plan for energy networks. The need for European-wide plans arises from the objective of creating truly integrated electricity and gas markets where a national perspective is not enough to plan and justify network investments. A co-ordinated approach is also necessary for gas supply pipelines in order to avoid over-investment or under-investment. Increased Co-ordination allows the tackling of problems that affect the full implementation of TEN-E policy and the more effective implementation of TEN-E financed projects as, at present, no mechanism exists for creating a real link between the TEN-E Guidelines and the procedures for the effective implementation and the realisation of the projects. Thus, t he success of the EU Guidelines for the development of transmission lines would be measured by the degree of effective realization of those projects – particularly cross border interconnections - listed in the TEN-E Guidelines.

1.4- Option 4: European Regulatory approach . Increasingly integrated and global energy markets, in conjunction with the disappearance of the national borders regarding the networks, might call for a stronger European regulatory approach for network investments. The expected long-term objective of the ‘hydrogen economy’ will make possible a vast redistribution of power, with far-reaching consequences for society. Today’s centralised, top-down flow of energy, controlled by global oil companies could become obsolete. It is envisaged that the transition from centralised power generation to distributed generation requires increased regulatory measures and sensible pricing policies. The role of the Community in monitoring and administering the regulations concerning CO2 emission targets and use of renewable energies will increase. Related revenues in form of energy taxes or transmission fees could be used for the construction in transmission capacities and new grid structures that might be required. Furthermore, there is the scenario of replacing imports of gas and oil by renewable energy sources and appropriate energy savings. In this context, financial or fiscal incentives would be needed throughout the Union.

Impacts

The likely positive and negative impacts of the selected options, particularly in terms of economic, social and environmental consequences are addressed. The issues of security of supply and construction of new infrastructure are also of crucial importance and, therefore, included explicitly.

Security of supply : The import of natural gas with increasing volume is facilitated by means of new and upgraded pipelines and LNG terminals. Private enterprise is seen as capable of organising and financing major supply routes from neighbouring countries and inside the Union. The projected major lines are expected to be financed through the market and, eventually by the consumer. The options of balanced co-ordination, increased co-ordination and the regulatory approach would perform equally well. Regarding the electricity transmission network , it is considered that the present level of co-ordination is not sufficient for constructing an adequate amount of new interconnections. Building interconnections is not the only way to resolve congestion; the construction of new generating plants in areas of high demand often constitutes a cost-effective alternative. Balancing the corresponding construction of power generation and grid extension, an increased level of co-ordination is called for. Neither the minimum co-ordination approach nor the regulatory approach is considered appropriate.

Construction of new infrastructure . The full liberalisation of the market is the dominant pre-requisite for the efficient use of existing and development of new infrastructure. Therefore, the focus should be on using the signals emerging from the industry as indications of the need for new investment. It has been observed that only by modelling demand and supply within the existing infrastructure network, the needs for new infrastructure will be correctly identified. This can be successfully achieved within the frame of establishing a European consolidated plan for energy networks.

Environment . Short-term environmental damage during the construction phase is expected to be off-set by environmental benefit of a more efficient pan-European energy infrastructure network. The long-term negative effects on the environment are expected to be very small, although some debate is ongoing with regard to High-Voltage electricity overhead lines, as well as their appearance.

Social impact . Short to medium term job creation is expected as the construction of projects gets under way, particularly in the New Member States. The process of opening markets should take into account employment prospects in the industry. A comprehensive assessment has to cover not only the restructuring or even job losses in the sector itself but also the positive effects on the economy and employment as a result of greater competitiveness and lower costs, particularly in energy-intensive industries. The key question is whether this job creation is sustainable and, more importantly, whether high-tech jobs are generated.

Economic impact . The effect of a higher level of transmission connection on competition will have two main beneficial effects. The first will be the immediate possibility to reduce prices in the high price regions of the European Community as far as electricity is concerned. The effect of a higher level of transmission connection on competition will have two main beneficial effects. The first will be the immediate possibility to reduce prices in the high price regions of the European Community as far as electricity is concerned. Similarly, as a longer term effect, the increase in cross border transmission of electricity will also allow for more competition in the end-user supply market. This will have the effect of driving down customer service costs and reducing the retail supply margin.

CONCLUSIONS : The increased co-ordination option aims at combining the good elements of both market forces and regulatory supervision in future TEN-E policy. This ‘increased co-ordination’ option entails two new instruments, namely the Declaration of European Interest for the selection of important projects and the Commission-designated co-ordinator responsible for a given axis or project. The third component in the strategy to ensure the completion of the required infrastructure will be co-ordinated European-wide planning which will establish the tools for developing studies and simulations covering the entire European network.

2- FOLLOW-UP

The TEN-E Committee, which is composed by experts from the Member States, will supervise the implementation of the guidelines on the political and technical level and, in particular, will approve the funding of projects. Every two years, the Commission will draw up a report on the implementation of the projects of common interest as listed in the TEN-E Guidelines, which will be submitted to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. In this report, attention will be given to the implementation and progress made in the carrying out of priority projects which concern cross-border connections and how they were funded, especially regarding the Community contribution.

2003/12/10
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    • date: 2003-12-10T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2003/1369/COM_SEC(2003)1369_EN.pdf title: SEC(2003)1369 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=SECfinal&an_doc=2003&nu_doc=1369 title: EUR-Lex summary: COMMISSION’S IMPACT ASSESSMENT For further information about this issue, please refer to the summary relating to the Commission’s proposal COM(2003)0742 on the revision of the Trans-European Energy Network guidelines. 1- POLICY OPTIONS AND IMPACTS In this impact assessment exercise, four options are considered ranging from minimal action through balanced co-ordination to a fully regulatory approach: 1.1- Option 1 : Minimum co-ordination. This option builds on the strength the free market, private industry and freely mobile capital taking into account environmental legislation and the adoption of the ‘acquis’ in the enlarged Union. The TEN-E guidelines in force are applied only where necessary. It is expected that a completely liberalised market with competition, profit maximisation and customer acceptance as the main driving forces will generate the funds for building the major gas and electricity interconnections with the desired quality and safety standards. 1.2- Option 2: Balanced Co-ordination - Continuation of current TEN-E Policy . The TEN-E guidelines contain a list of priority projects, which have priority for Community funding. The available budget is sufficient to fund up to 50% of the cost of feasibility studies and various studies during the development phase. In exceptional cases, a small percentage of financing can be granted to the construction phase. The influence of TEN-E financing is relatively minor effect on the overall budget of the project, but it can serve as an important stimulus at an early and risky stage of a project. The recognition of a project as being of European interest may also have generally positive effects regarding attracting project financing and gaining the acceptance of public authorities and other parties involved. These indirect effects can often be just as important as the actual direct financial input. 1.3- Option 3: Increased Co-ordination in Network Development. Increased co-ordination should provide the driving forces for optimising the use of existing networks and generating new investments. In addition, it is the appropriate instrument for linking strongly the objectives of the security of supply directive with the axes for priority projects in the TEN-E guidelines. In this “Increased co-ordination” option, a small part of the TEN-E funds would be used for network planning, in the form of studies covering the entire European network as well as regional parts of it. The aim is to develop a European-wide plan for energy networks. The need for European-wide plans arises from the objective of creating truly integrated electricity and gas markets where a national perspective is not enough to plan and justify network investments. A co-ordinated approach is also necessary for gas supply pipelines in order to avoid over-investment or under-investment. Increased Co-ordination allows the tackling of problems that affect the full implementation of TEN-E policy and the more effective implementation of TEN-E financed projects as, at present, no mechanism exists for creating a real link between the TEN-E Guidelines and the procedures for the effective implementation and the realisation of the projects. Thus, t he success of the EU Guidelines for the development of transmission lines would be measured by the degree of effective realization of those projects – particularly cross border interconnections - listed in the TEN-E Guidelines. 1.4- Option 4: European Regulatory approach . Increasingly integrated and global energy markets, in conjunction with the disappearance of the national borders regarding the networks, might call for a stronger European regulatory approach for network investments. The expected long-term objective of the ‘hydrogen economy’ will make possible a vast redistribution of power, with far-reaching consequences for society. Today’s centralised, top-down flow of energy, controlled by global oil companies could become obsolete. It is envisaged that the transition from centralised power generation to distributed generation requires increased regulatory measures and sensible pricing policies. The role of the Community in monitoring and administering the regulations concerning CO2 emission targets and use of renewable energies will increase. Related revenues in form of energy taxes or transmission fees could be used for the construction in transmission capacities and new grid structures that might be required. Furthermore, there is the scenario of replacing imports of gas and oil by renewable energy sources and appropriate energy savings. In this context, financial or fiscal incentives would be needed throughout the Union. Impacts The likely positive and negative impacts of the selected options, particularly in terms of economic, social and environmental consequences are addressed. The issues of security of supply and construction of new infrastructure are also of crucial importance and, therefore, included explicitly. Security of supply : The import of natural gas with increasing volume is facilitated by means of new and upgraded pipelines and LNG terminals. Private enterprise is seen as capable of organising and financing major supply routes from neighbouring countries and inside the Union. The projected major lines are expected to be financed through the market and, eventually by the consumer. The options of balanced co-ordination, increased co-ordination and the regulatory approach would perform equally well. Regarding the electricity transmission network , it is considered that the present level of co-ordination is not sufficient for constructing an adequate amount of new interconnections. Building interconnections is not the only way to resolve congestion; the construction of new generating plants in areas of high demand often constitutes a cost-effective alternative. Balancing the corresponding construction of power generation and grid extension, an increased level of co-ordination is called for. Neither the minimum co-ordination approach nor the regulatory approach is considered appropriate. Construction of new infrastructure . The full liberalisation of the market is the dominant pre-requisite for the efficient use of existing and development of new infrastructure. Therefore, the focus should be on using the signals emerging from the industry as indications of the need for new investment. It has been observed that only by modelling demand and supply within the existing infrastructure network, the needs for new infrastructure will be correctly identified. This can be successfully achieved within the frame of establishing a European consolidated plan for energy networks. Environment . Short-term environmental damage during the construction phase is expected to be off-set by environmental benefit of a more efficient pan-European energy infrastructure network. The long-term negative effects on the environment are expected to be very small, although some debate is ongoing with regard to High-Voltage electricity overhead lines, as well as their appearance. Social impact . Short to medium term job creation is expected as the construction of projects gets under way, particularly in the New Member States. The process of opening markets should take into account employment prospects in the industry. A comprehensive assessment has to cover not only the restructuring or even job losses in the sector itself but also the positive effects on the economy and employment as a result of greater competitiveness and lower costs, particularly in energy-intensive industries. The key question is whether this job creation is sustainable and, more importantly, whether high-tech jobs are generated. Economic impact . The effect of a higher level of transmission connection on competition will have two main beneficial effects. The first will be the immediate possibility to reduce prices in the high price regions of the European Community as far as electricity is concerned. The effect of a higher level of transmission connection on competition will have two main beneficial effects. The first will be the immediate possibility to reduce prices in the high price regions of the European Community as far as electricity is concerned. Similarly, as a longer term effect, the increase in cross border transmission of electricity will also allow for more competition in the end-user supply market. This will have the effect of driving down customer service costs and reducing the retail supply margin. CONCLUSIONS : The increased co-ordination option aims at combining the good elements of both market forces and regulatory supervision in future TEN-E policy. This ‘increased co-ordination’ option entails two new instruments, namely the Declaration of European Interest for the selection of important projects and the Commission-designated co-ordinator responsible for a given axis or project. The third component in the strategy to ensure the completion of the required infrastructure will be co-ordinated European-wide planning which will establish the tools for developing studies and simulations covering the entire European network. 2- FOLLOW-UP The TEN-E Committee, which is composed by experts from the Member States, will supervise the implementation of the guidelines on the political and technical level and, in particular, will approve the funding of projects. Every two years, the Commission will draw up a report on the implementation of the projects of common interest as listed in the TEN-E Guidelines, which will be submitted to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. In this report, attention will be given to the implementation and progress made in the carrying out of priority projects which concern cross-border connections and how they were funded, especially regarding the Community contribution. type: Document attached to the procedure body: EC
    • date: 2004-06-02T00:00:00 docs: url: https://dm.eesc.europa.eu/EESCDocumentSearch/Pages/redresults.aspx?k=(documenttype:AC)(documentnumber:0844)(documentyear:2004)(documentlanguage:EN) title: CES0844/2004 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:C:2004:241:TOC title: OJ C 241 28.09.2004, p. 0017-0018 type: Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report body: ESC
    • date: 2005-03-10T00:00:00 docs: title: PE347.278 type: Committee draft report body: EP
    • date: 2005-03-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE347.299 title: PE347.299 committee: ENVI type: Committee opinion body: EP
    • date: 2005-03-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE350.205&secondRef=02 title: PE350.205 committee: ECON type: Committee opinion body: EP
    • date: 2005-03-18T00:00:00 docs: title: PE353.361 committee: TRAN type: Committee opinion body: EP
    • date: 2005-04-01T00:00:00 docs: title: PE355.761 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
    • date: 2005-05-03T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-134&language=EN title: A6-0134/2005 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
    • date: 2005-06-07T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2005-211 title: T6-0211/2005 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2006:124E:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 124 25.05.2006, p. 0019-0068 E summary: The European Parliament adopted the resolution drafted by Anne LAPERROUZE (ALDE, FR) and made some amendments to the Commission’s text. (Please see the summary of 26/04/2005.) Parliament also made the following amendments: - the recitals emphasise consultation of those affected by projects as well as public service obligations; - a new recital states that the decision will serve to move closer towards realising the objective, set at the Barcelona European Council, of a minimum level of electricity interconnection between Member States equivalent to 10% of installed generating capacity in each Member State, thereby improving network reliability and security and ensuring security of supply and the effective operation of the internal market; - a further new recital states since the Community budget earmarked for the trans-European energy networks is relatively modest and mainly intended to finance feasibility studies, it is the Community Structural Funds, programmes and financial instruments that enable, if necessary, funding to be provided for such - in particular interregional - interconnection networks; - a new sub-paragraph to Article 7 asserts that, as regards cross-border investment projects, Member States will take the necessary measures to ensure that, in the context of national authorisation procedures, the fact that such projects increase the capacity for interconnection of two or more Member States and consequently strengthen Europe-wide security of supply is treated as a decisive criterion in the assessment undertaken by the competent national authorities; - the European Coordinator may be designated by the Commission by Agreement with the European Parliament. type: Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
    • date: 2005-10-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=13336%2F05&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 13336/2005 type: Council statement on its position body: CSL
    • date: 2005-12-01T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=10720%2F05&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 10720/1/2005 title: OJ C 080 04.04.2006, p. 0001-0026 E summary: The Council adopted unanimously a common position with a view to the adoption of a decision laying down guidelines for trans-European energy networks and repealing Decisions 96/391/EC and 1229/2003/EC. In doing this, it accepted 20 of the 30 amendments adopted by Parliament at first reading. Generally speaking the Council endeavoured to simplify the structure of the Decision (in terms of levels of priorities and number of Annexes) and keep it as close as possible to Decision 1229/2003. Council supports the main aim of the Commission's proposal: to adapt the trans-European energy network guidelines to the consequences of the recent enlargement of the Union. However, Council did not accept the new elements introduced by the Commission in this proposal (as compared to Decision 1229/2003/EC) i.e. the creation of a new, additional category of "projects of European interest", combined with provisions concerning the implementation of such projects and the European coordinator. The Council noted that it had been argued that these new provisions have been accepted by Council in relation with trans-European transport networks. However, two significant differences distinguish the trans-European energy networks from the trans-European transport networks: -the very limited budget available for trans-European energy networks; -the fact that energy infrastructure projects are normally undertaken by private investors. Thus, the effect that the creation of an additional category of "projects of European interest" could have in practice would be to effectively exclude TEN-financing altogether for a "normal priority project" which a private investor would be willing to consider. Regarding the provisions on a possible "European Coordinator", the Council is of the view that far less bureaucratic provisions could be retained for the same purpose as noted by Parliament itself. Taking into account the aforementioned two differences, and the negative effect which the creation of an extra category could have on the realisation of other viable projects, the Council concluded that the added cost and administrative burdens, imposed on Member States as a result of the provisions mentioned are disproportionate in relation to their potential benefit. The Council specified that private financing or financing by economic operators shall be "the main source for financing". During an informal trialogue with the Parliament which took place during the preparation of the common position, compromises were reached on the issues of appropriate references to olefin gases and renewable sources of energy; these compromises are included in the common position. The project specification is now listed in three annexes, where the character of a ‘closed list’ for the projects of European interest – originally listed in Annex IV but now merged into Annex I – is maintained. Further, the ‘olefin networks’ are included under the condition that the corresponding projects are not funded by the TEN-E budget line, but could receive support otherwise and additional references to renewable sources of energy are introduced. The Council acknowledges in particular the restraint exercised by the European Parliament in its treatment of the Annexes, where Parliament has accepted the changes made and mutually agreed by the Commission and the Council, without making further changes itself. In the further legislative procedure regarding this dossier, any further changes to the Annexes could block a swift adoption of the Decision. type: Council position body: CSL
    • date: 2006-01-16T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2005/0716/COM_COM(2005)0716_EN.pdf title: COM(2005)0716 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2005&nu_doc=716 title: EUR-Lex summary: The Commission is of the opinion that the common position improves the Commission proposal by clarifying a number of issues, such as the project specification, the olefin networks and renewable sources of energy. The Commission notes that the necessary coordination of cross-border projects and the corresponding cooperation of Member States are not established. The Council did not take up the proposal to coordinate better all Community funds and to give them the same priority, in particular for projects of European interest. Further, it did not accept the reporting requirements for all priority projects declared of European interest irrespective of possible funding by the Commission. In the informal discussions the differences with regard to these issues could not be resolved. Consequently, the Commission regrets that despite in-depth informal discussions it was not possible to reach an agreement in first reading. The Commission maintains its objection to the deletion of the proposed measures concerning the designation of a “European coordinator” and the separate category of “projects of European interest” notably in view of ensuring secure and competitive energy markets, and recalls that the Parliament’s opinion at first reading accepted the Commission’s proposal on this aspect. The Commission notes the unanimous political agreement in the Council. However, it recalls its proposal regarding the possibility of designating a “European Coordinator” and of granting the “Declaration of European interest” to the cross-border priority projects, and stresses that the Council’s approach to the dossier needs to accord with what the Council and the European Parliament already accepted on 29 April 2004 in relation to the guidelines for the trans-European transport networks. type: Commission communication on Council's position body: EC
    • date: 2006-01-31T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE368.024 title: PE368.024 type: Committee draft report body: EP
    • date: 2006-02-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE370.138 title: PE370.138 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
    • date: 2006-03-22T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2006-71&language=EN title: A6-0071/2006 type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading body: EP
    • date: 2006-05-11T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=4558&j=0&l=en title: SP(2006)2095 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
    • date: 2006-07-06T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2006/0381/COM_COM(2006)0381_EN.pdf title: COM(2006)0381 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2006&nu_doc=381 title: EUR-Lex summary: The Commission can accept in full all 17 amendments adopted by the European Parliament. They are the result of a compromise package agreed between the European Parliament and the Council for the second reading. The amendments re-insert key elements of the Commission’s proposal, namely the category of “projects of European interest” and the “European coordinator”. The conclusion of the compromise package has been facilitated by the recognition that relevant and up-to-date information is in the hands of companies executing such projects rather than Member States; the draft Decision therefore places an obligation on Member States to ensure the flow of information on, and transnational coordination of, projects of European interest. The amendments to the common position refer mainly to: - the re-insertion of the category of “ projects of European interest ” (Articles 1 (1), 5 (a), 6 (5) and (8)); - a differentiation in the degree of priority access to funding according to the source of cofinancing, by giving “appropriate priority” for funding under Council Regulation 2236/95/EC while giving “particular attention” to projects declared to be of European interest for funding under other Community cofinancing funds (Art. 8(2) and (3)); - transnational coordination between Member States if there is a significant current or prospective delay in the progress on one of the projects declared to be of European interest, the Commission may then ask the Member States concerned to ensure that reasons for the delay are provided within three months (Article 8(6)); - the Member States insisted to delete the provision that in case of delays the Commission may decide to withdraw the declaration of European interest , since they have only limited influence on the construction phase carried out by private companies. In view of the progress made concerning coordination and monitoring this position is acceptable for the Commission; - the re-insertion of the European coordinator to be designated by the Commission, in agreement with the Member States concerned, and after having consulted the European Parliament, in cases where a project declared to be of European interest encounters significant delays or implementation difficulties (Article 10(1)); - the specification of reporting requirements : Member States shall, using as a basis a draft timetable provided by the Commission, submit to the Commission an updated and indicative timetable for the completion of projects of European Interest. The Commission shall present biennial reports on the progress such projects; in cases where a European coordinator is appointed for the project in question, the European coordinator would assume this task (Article 9(1) and (2)). type: Commission opinion on Parliament's position at 2nd reading body: EC
    • date: 2006-09-06T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=3612%2F06&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 03612/2/2006 type: Draft final act body: CSL
    • date: 2010-05-04T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2010/0203/COM_COM(2010)0203_EN.pdf title: COM(2010)0203 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2010&nu_doc=203 title: EUR-Lex summary: The Commission presents a report on the Trans-European Energy Networks in the period 2007-2009, pursuant to Regulation (EC) 680/2007 and Decision 1364/2006/EC. The report summarises the progress which TEN-E has achieved in 2007-2009 in helping Europe's energy industry devise and implement strategic network projects. It also sets out to assess where TEN-E has had a positive impact as well as analysing its weaknesses. Detailed information on the projects of European interest and the priority projects can be found in the Annex, which includes a summary description of the projects, describes progress of their implementation and presents the sources of financing during the period 2007-2009. This report highlights the importance of energy infrastructure to the overall energy policy aims of the EU and the delivery of its 20-20-20 objectives. It provides input into the preparation of a proposal for a new EU Energy Security and Infrastructure Instrument, as requested by the European Council in March 2009 and anticipated in the Communication on the Second Strategic Energy Review (2008) and on the Green Paper on energy networks. The report states that the TEN-E has made a positive contribution to selected projects by giving them political visibility and helping leverage funds from the financial market . The "TEN-E label" given to projects with the highest European interest and the creation of European Coordinators have been conducive in delivering these results. However, the European energy policy framework has undergone a dramatic change in the recent years, calling for a thorough review of both the concept and rationale of the TEN-E framework . Already in 2008, the Green Paper on energy networks examined the suitability of TEN-E for the delivery of the 20-20-20 targets and security of goals. The Green Paper suggested that a new instrument was required to tackle the growing challenges of energy security and network investment in the EU. The European Council endorsed these conclusions in March 2009. The report further substantiates these arguments and stresses the need to develop a new Energy Security and Infrastructure Instrument. The agreement on an EU Energy Policy in 2007 set binding targets on both greenhouse gas emissions and energy from renewable sources. An appropriate energy infrastructure development is needed particularly regarding the integration of renewable energy sources into the grid, the mitigation of the higher technological risks of low-carbon technologies, the integration of the European energy markets and to ensure security of supply. The regulatory framework related to gas and electricity infrastructure has considerably evolved: the 3rd internal energy market package provides new instruments for better cooperation between Transmission System Operators and Regulators. The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) will start operations in 2011, with the objective of ensuring coordination of rules on network access and investment across borders. The European Network of Transmission System operators for gas (ENTSO-G) and electricity (ENTSO-E) are tasked with putting market integration into practice by providing a European view on network access and network investments. One of their key tasks is the elaboration of Ten-Year Network Development Plans. A first draft for gas was published in December 2009 and for electricity in March 2010. In July 2009, following calls from Council and Parliament amplified by the January 2009 gas crisis, the Commission proposed a new regulation concerning the measures to safeguard security of gas supply . Whilst the regulation places the main emphasis on the internal market as best guarantee for security of supply, it provides for common standards for security of supply - the infrastructure standard (n-1) and supply standards for protected customers. It also requires reverse flows to be established on all interconnection within 2 years from its entry into force. To stimulate economic recovery, the European Energy Recovery Programme allocated almost EUR 4 billion to leverage private funding in gas and electricity infrastructure, off-shore wind and carbon capture and storage projects. It provides useful lessons on the benefits of greater Member State collaboration and strategic involvement at a high level. Against this background, the weaknesses of TEN-E have come to the fore in 2007- 2009. The programme has responded too slowly to the major challenges which have emerged in recent years, and is poorly equipped to deal with the growing challenges which will arise from the 2020 and 2050 ambitions. The new policy environment creates a challenge for TEN-E, which has neither the resources nor the flexibility to make a full contribution to the delivery of the ambitious energy and climate goals. In the course of 2010, the Commission will examine the need for a new instrument which fully reflects the importance of infrastructure to the delivery of policy targets. Based on the findings of this report, the following priorities emerge which will be further elaborated and analysed in the forthcoming revision of the TEN-E and its accompanying impact assessment: (1) EU energy infrastructure strategic priorities need to be better defined: t he energy networks must be modernised to allow Europe to meet its energy policy goals, including the 20/20/20 targets. Networks need to become more Europe-wide, to enable the development and proper functioning of the internal energy market, to strengthen security of supply but also to allow new technologies to be applied. The networks must also become flexible, to allow a variety of renewable sources, more decentralised power generation, incorporating smart energy demand technologies, including the concept of an EU-wide "super grid" for electricity and gas as well as the networks for carbon capture and storage (CCS). The external dimension of infrastructure and the diversification of supply routes and sources will also need to be looked at, especially in the gas sector but possibly also for oil; (2) a new approach is needed to project definition: t he current categorisation is confusing and fails to give a clear overview of the objectives. The approach adopted in the Commission's second Strategic Energy Review, whereby multiple projects are brought together into a regional initiative, such as the Southern Corridor for gas imports from the Caspian, or the Baltic Interconnection Plan, may be pursued. A thorough political debate is needed to decide what the future priorities of European infrastructure should be; (3) the potential for cooperation between Member States involved in individual projects must be better exploited . This applies at the level of planning and at the level of political coordination. Situations where projects of European interest are not given national priority status, or where these projects are not equally supported by all Member State involved are untenable. The possibility should be explored of setting up of one (central) authorising body within a Member State, at least for the cross-border projects to speed up implementation; (4) a stronger EU infrastructure strategy needs to attract investment at a level commensurate with the challenges . The funding of network investments from tariffs paid by network users is the established approach in Europe. This will remain the main feature also in the future. There may, however, be few instances where public funding can be motivated due to widespread European benefits and clearly demonstrated market failures, which prevent the investment to be undertaken. Existing funding available under other EU instruments must be better used and coordinated with energy policy actions. type: Follow-up document body: EC
    • date: 2010-05-04T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=SECfinal&an_doc=2010&nu_doc=505 title: EUR-Lex title: SEC(2010)0505 summary: This Commission Staff Working Document is the Annex to the Report from the Commission on the implementation of the trans-European energy networks in the period 2007-2009. It provides detailed information on the progress made in the implementation of TEN-E projects throughout this period, focusing in particular on the implementation of projects of European interest as well as some priority projects as specified in the TEN-E Guidelines. It includes an assessment of the main results achieved with regard to the objectives of the TEN-E policy and summarises the main problems encountered during the implementation of the projects. In addition, this Annex provides comprehensive information on the main EU financial instruments relevant for the implementation of TEN-E projects such as loans of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the TEN-E funding programme and the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR), as well as on other EU financing sources, including Structural Funds, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) and the Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-Accession (ISPA), and external policy funding instruments (such as the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENPI), the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) and the Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership (FEMIP)). type: Follow-up document body: EC
    • date: 2014-10-13T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=SWD:2014:0314:FIN:EN:PDF title: EUR-Lex title: SWD(2014)0314 summary: This Commission Staff Working Document gives an overview of the progress made under the main EU programmes that have been providing financial aid or a range of regulatory benefits to energy infrastructure projects: the Trans-European Energy Networks (TEN-E), the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR), the Projects of Common Interest (PCI) exercise. It covers the period 2010-2014 until the repeal of the TEN-E Guidelines and TEN Financial Regulation. Overall progress : TEN-E : at the end of this reporting period, around 85 TEN-E actions were still ongoing and 3 new Award Decisions were to be potentially adopted for different actions. Out of these actions, around 65 were granted financial aid during the time interval 2010-2014 while. In the time-interval 2010-2014, 42 actions were finalised and had received their final payments under the TEN-E, 34 of them having the EU contribution granted before 2010 (EUR 55 805 987) and 8 of them having the EU contribution granted in 2010 and 2011 respectively, amounting to a total of EUR 12 485730. Between 2010 and 2014, 73 actions (41 in electricity and 32 in gas) were granted Community financial aid under the TEN-E guidelines. The main common obstacles reported in implementing these projects are related to: the legal and regulatory framework; problems related to the initially chosen route; financial and technical constraints. Continuity between TEN-E, EEPR and the PCI process : the report describes how many projects adopted under the first TEN-E Regulation and under the European Energy Programme for Recovery have acquired Project of Common Interest status in the first Union-wide list established under the new TEN-E Regulation 347/2013. - In electricity , 11 projects that had been included in the priority axis of the "old" TEN-E have subsequently acquired PCI status (partially or in their integrity) under the new TEN-E Regulation. From EEPR, for 2 projects the transfer was made to the PCI list of 2013. This continuity proves that they are still in line with the main objectives of the energy policy . - In gas , 9 TEN-E projects have also become part of the first PCI list. EEPR has demonstrated the leverage effect of EU financial assistance in obtaining private funding for projects of European significance addressing in particular the security of supply concerns in Central and Eastern Europe by providing for the possibility to reverse the gas flows. It has been decided that under the new Regulation, PCIs may also benefit from grants for works and innovative financial instruments under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Implementation of PCIs : in 2013 the first list of PCIs was established by delegated Regulation C(2013)6766. It contains 248 projects, of which 132 in electricity and 107 in gas, 7 in oil and 2 in smart grids. Under the 'old' TEN-E exercise, the list of projects of common interest was fixed in an Annex, becoming out dated over time and modifiable only through ordinary legislative procedure. The new TEN-E Guidelines established a revolutionarily new approach. PCIs are part of EU law – their monitoring will ensure that the projects are implemented in a timely manner and that no delays will occur that could jeopardize the achievement of the EU energy policy objectives. - In electricity : at the moment of reporting, out of the 132 PCI in electricity, one project has already been completely finished and has entered the commissioning phase. Seven projects have entered the construction phase, 51 were in permitting procedures and 5 have started the procedure in view of having the Final Investment Decision awarded. Regarding the expected date of commissioning for the projects in the electricity sector, 18 of them are to be finalised and commissioned by 2017, 77 between 2017 and 2020 and 33 after 2020. In the case of 4 of them, project promoters indicated that the commissioning date is still to be determined. - In gas : out of the total number of 107 PCI, one was finished and has entered commissioning and 4 were in the construction phase. For 33 gas projects the permitting procedures have started and for 9 others the Final Investment Decision (FID) is to be awarded. Out of the 107 projects, 28 are expected to be commissioned by 2017, 50 between 2017 and 2020 and 23 within the time horizon after 2020. The commissioning dates for 4 projects are still to be determined. Lastly, the document concludes that next to challenges related to ensuring an adequate duration of permit granting procedures and providing adequate financing instruments , the design of a stable and incentivising regulatory framework is one of the crucial elements in delivering the necessary investments in energy infrastructure. Moreover, a study on regulatory issues and associated risks in developing the Northern Seas off-shore grid is planned to be carried out and finalised in 2015. type: Follow-up document body: EC
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    • date: 2003-12-10T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2003/0742/COM_COM(2003)0742_EN.pdf title: COM(2003)0742 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2003&nu_doc=742 title: EUR-Lex summary:
    • date: 2004-02-09T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
    • date: 2004-06-10T00:00:00 type: Debate in Council body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2589*&MEET_DATE=10/06/2004 title: 2589
    • date: 2004-09-16T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
    • date: 2005-04-26T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary: The committee adopted the report by Anne LAPERROUZE (ALDE, FR) broadly approving the proposal under the 1st reading of the codecision procedure, subject to a number of amendments aimed mainly at updating and rearranging the lists of priority projects within the Trans-European Energy Networks and clarifying the role of the European Coordinator. MEPs sought to simplify the organisation of the annexes by deleting Annex IV (projects of European Interest) and combining it instead with Annex I (priority projects on the priority axes). The new Annex I was entitled "Priority project axes, including sites of projects of European interest, as defined in Articles 7 and 8". In addition they updated the list of projects in the three annexes, in the light of proceedings in the Council (N.B. the update has been agreed by both the Commission and the Member States ). The committee also added a new criterion for priority projects in Article 7 : "they shall result in an increase in the use of renewable energies, energy efficiency services or cogeneration". Lastly, MEPs specified that a European Coordinator to act on the Commission's behalf would be appointed only "where projects pose implementation difficulties". Moreover, the level of coordination should be proportionate to the costs of the project to avoid unnecessary administrative burdens.
    • date: 2005-05-03T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-134&language=EN title: A6-0134/2005
    • date: 2005-06-06T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20050606&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
    • date: 2005-06-07T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2005-211 title: T6-0211/2005 summary: The European Parliament adopted the resolution drafted by Anne LAPERROUZE (ALDE, FR) and made some amendments to the Commission’s text. (Please see the summary of 26/04/2005.) Parliament also made the following amendments: - the recitals emphasise consultation of those affected by projects as well as public service obligations; - a new recital states that the decision will serve to move closer towards realising the objective, set at the Barcelona European Council, of a minimum level of electricity interconnection between Member States equivalent to 10% of installed generating capacity in each Member State, thereby improving network reliability and security and ensuring security of supply and the effective operation of the internal market; - a further new recital states since the Community budget earmarked for the trans-European energy networks is relatively modest and mainly intended to finance feasibility studies, it is the Community Structural Funds, programmes and financial instruments that enable, if necessary, funding to be provided for such - in particular interregional - interconnection networks; - a new sub-paragraph to Article 7 asserts that, as regards cross-border investment projects, Member States will take the necessary measures to ensure that, in the context of national authorisation procedures, the fact that such projects increase the capacity for interconnection of two or more Member States and consequently strengthen Europe-wide security of supply is treated as a decisive criterion in the assessment undertaken by the competent national authorities; - the European Coordinator may be designated by the Commission by Agreement with the European Parliament.
    • date: 2005-12-01T00:00:00 type: Council position published body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=10720%2F05&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 10720/1/2005 summary: The Council adopted unanimously a common position with a view to the adoption of a decision laying down guidelines for trans-European energy networks and repealing Decisions 96/391/EC and 1229/2003/EC. In doing this, it accepted 20 of the 30 amendments adopted by Parliament at first reading. Generally speaking the Council endeavoured to simplify the structure of the Decision (in terms of levels of priorities and number of Annexes) and keep it as close as possible to Decision 1229/2003. Council supports the main aim of the Commission's proposal: to adapt the trans-European energy network guidelines to the consequences of the recent enlargement of the Union. However, Council did not accept the new elements introduced by the Commission in this proposal (as compared to Decision 1229/2003/EC) i.e. the creation of a new, additional category of "projects of European interest", combined with provisions concerning the implementation of such projects and the European coordinator. The Council noted that it had been argued that these new provisions have been accepted by Council in relation with trans-European transport networks. However, two significant differences distinguish the trans-European energy networks from the trans-European transport networks: -the very limited budget available for trans-European energy networks; -the fact that energy infrastructure projects are normally undertaken by private investors. Thus, the effect that the creation of an additional category of "projects of European interest" could have in practice would be to effectively exclude TEN-financing altogether for a "normal priority project" which a private investor would be willing to consider. Regarding the provisions on a possible "European Coordinator", the Council is of the view that far less bureaucratic provisions could be retained for the same purpose as noted by Parliament itself. Taking into account the aforementioned two differences, and the negative effect which the creation of an extra category could have on the realisation of other viable projects, the Council concluded that the added cost and administrative burdens, imposed on Member States as a result of the provisions mentioned are disproportionate in relation to their potential benefit. The Council specified that private financing or financing by economic operators shall be "the main source for financing". During an informal trialogue with the Parliament which took place during the preparation of the common position, compromises were reached on the issues of appropriate references to olefin gases and renewable sources of energy; these compromises are included in the common position. The project specification is now listed in three annexes, where the character of a ‘closed list’ for the projects of European interest – originally listed in Annex IV but now merged into Annex I – is maintained. Further, the ‘olefin networks’ are included under the condition that the corresponding projects are not funded by the TEN-E budget line, but could receive support otherwise and additional references to renewable sources of energy are introduced. The Council acknowledges in particular the restraint exercised by the European Parliament in its treatment of the Annexes, where Parliament has accepted the changes made and mutually agreed by the Commission and the Council, without making further changes itself. In the further legislative procedure regarding this dossier, any further changes to the Annexes could block a swift adoption of the Decision.
    • date: 2006-01-19T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading body: EP
    • date: 2006-03-21T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 2nd reading body: EP summary: The committee adopted the report by Anne LAPERROUZE (ALDE, FR) amending the Council's common position on the directive on Trans European Energy Networks under the 2nd reading of the codecision procedure. The amendments were the result of a compromise agreed in informal meetings with the Council, with a view to completing the procedure at second reading and avoiding conciliation. The committee reinstated two important elements included in the Commission's proposal - and supported by Parliament at first reading - which the Council had deleted, namely, the declaration of projects of European interest and the European Coordinator. It accordingly reintroduced, in slightly modified form, the relevant parts of the text from the Commission's original proposal, and retabled a few amendments adopted by Parliament at first reading.
    • date: 2006-03-22T00:00:00 type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2006-71&language=EN title: A6-0071/2006
    • date: 2006-04-03T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20060403&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
    • date: 2006-04-04T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=4558&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
    • date: 2006-04-04T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2006-118 title: T6-0118/2006 summary: The European Parliament adopted a second reading report by Anne LAPERROUZE (ALDE, FR) amending the Council's common position on the directive on Trans European Energy Networks. The amendments are acceptable to the Council. The compromise includes two important elements of the original Commission proposal supported by the EP but previously opposed by the Council: the declaration of projects of European interest and the European coordinator. On the issue of projects of European interest, the report states that for most projects declared to be of European interest, a significant current or prospective delay could be a delay expected to last between one and two years. If there is such a delay, the Commission may ask the Member States concerned to ensure that reasons for the delay are provided within three months. Five years after the completion of a project declared to be of European interest or of one of the sections thereof, the Commission shall carry out an assessment of that project which includes its socio-economic impact, impact on the environment, impact on trade between Member States and impact on territorial cohesion and sustainable development. The European Coordinator shall promote the European dimension of the project and the cross-border dialogue between the project promoters and the people concerned; contribute to the coordination of the national procedures for consulting the people concerned, and submit a report to the Commission every year on the progress of the project(s) for which he has been designated European co-ordinator and on any difficulties and obstacles which are likely to result in a significant delay. The Commission will transmit this report to the Member States concerned.
    • date: 2006-07-24T00:00:00 type: Act approved by Council, 2nd reading body: CSL
    • date: 2006-09-06T00:00:00 type: Final act signed body: CSL
    • date: 2006-09-06T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
    • date: 2006-09-22T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to lay down guidelines guidelines for trans-European energy networks and repealing Decision 96/391/EC and Decision 1229/2003/EC. LEGISLATIVE ACT : Decision 1364/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down guidelines for trans-European energy networks and repealing Decision 96/391/EC and Decision 1229/2003/EC. CONTENT : Subsequent to the adoption of Decision 1229/2003/ EC, the need has arisen to integrate fully the new Member States and the accession and candidate countries into those guidelines and to adapt further, as appropriate, those guidelines to the new proximity policy of the European Union. Accordingly, this Decision defines the nature and scope of Community action to establish guidelines for trans-European energy networks. It establishes a series of guidelines covering the objectives, priorities and broad lines of action by the Community in respect of trans-European energy networks. These guidelines identify projects of common interest and priority projects, including those of European interest, among trans- European electricity and gas networks. It provides that the Community shall promote the interconnection, interoperability and development of trans-European energy networks and access to such networks in accordance with Community law in force, with the aim of: -encouraging the effective operation and development of the internal market in general and of the internal energy market in particular, so as to reduce the cost of energy to the consumer and contribute to the diversification of energy sources; -reducing the isolation of the less-favoured and island regions of the Community; -reinforcing the security of energy supplies, for example by strengthening relations with third countries in the energy sector in the mutual interest of all parties concerned; -contributing to sustainable development and protection of the environment, inter alia by involving renewable energies and reducing the environmental risks associated with the transportation and transmission of energy. The Decision sets out priorities for action for both electricity and gas networks and for each separately. The broad lines of action by the Community on trans-European energy networks are the identification of projects of common interest and priority projects , including those of European interest ; and the creation of a more favourable context for development of those networks. Projects of common interest must, inter alia, display potential economic viability. The evaluation of economic viability shall be based upon a cost-benefit analysis which takes account of all costs and benefits, including those in the medium and/or long term, in connection with environmental aspects, security of supply and the contribution to economic and social cohesion. Projects of common interest covered by the axes for priority projects set out in Annex I will have priority for the grant of the Community financial aid provided for pursuant to Regulation 2236/95/EC. Amendments to Annex I will be decided upon in accordance with the co-decision procedure. A number of projects on the axes for priority projects which are of cross-border nature or which have significant impact on cross-border transmission capacity are declared to be of European interest. Those projects are set out in Annex I. Projects of European interest shall be implemented rapidly. No later than 12 April 2007, Member States shall, using as a basis a draft timetable provided to that effect by the Commission, submit to the Commission an updated and indicative timetable for the completion of those projects including certain prescribed details. When a project declared to be of European interest encounters significant delays or implementation difficulties, including in situations where third countries are involved, the Commission may designate, after having consulted the European Parliament, a European coordinator . In order to contribute to creating a more favourable context for the development of trans-European energy networks and their interoperability, the Community shall take account of Member States' efforts made in line with that objective, and shall attach the greatest importance to and promote as necessary certain measures prescribed in the Decision. When projects are considered, their effects on competition and on security of supply shall be taken into account. Private financing or financing by the economic operators concerned shall be the main source of financing and shall be encouraged. Any competitive distortion between market operators shall be avoided, in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty. ENTRY INTO FORCE : 12/10/2006. docs: title: Decision 2006/1364 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32006D1364 title: OJ L 262 22.09.2006, p. 0001-0023 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:262:SOM:EN:HTML
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    • date: 2003-12-10T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2003/0742/COM_COM(2003)0742_EN.pdf title: COM(2003)0742 type: Legislative proposal published celexid: CELEX:52003PC0742:EN body: EC type: Legislative proposal published commission: DG: Energy and Transport
    • date: 2004-02-09T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Budgets committee: BUDG body: EP responsible: False committee: BUDG date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: UEN name: TURCHI Franz body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2004-09-13T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: UEN name: KRASTS Guntars body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs committee: ECON body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2004-09-01T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: TURMES Claude body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Environment, Public Health, Consumer Policy committee: ENVI body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee: IMCO body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2006-01-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, External Trade, Research, Energy rapporteur: group: ELDR name: FLESCH Colette body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-07-28T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne body: EP responsible: False committee: JURI date: 2004-02-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Legal Affairs and Internal Market rapporteur: group: PSE name: MEDINA ORTEGA Manuel body: EP responsible: False committee: TRAN date: 2004-12-21T00:00:00 committee_full: Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: CRAMER Michael
    • body: CSL meeting_id: 2589 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2589*&MEET_DATE=10/06/2004 type: Debate in Council title: 2589 council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy date: 2004-06-10T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
    • date: 2004-09-16T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Budgets committee: BUDG body: EP responsible: False committee: BUDG date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: UEN name: TURCHI Franz body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2004-09-13T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: UEN name: KRASTS Guntars body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs committee: ECON body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2004-09-01T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: TURMES Claude body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Environment, Public Health, Consumer Policy committee: ENVI body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee: IMCO body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2006-01-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, External Trade, Research, Energy rapporteur: group: ELDR name: FLESCH Colette body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-07-28T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne body: EP responsible: False committee: JURI date: 2004-02-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Legal Affairs and Internal Market rapporteur: group: PSE name: MEDINA ORTEGA Manuel body: EP responsible: False committee: TRAN date: 2004-12-21T00:00:00 committee_full: Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: CRAMER Michael
    • date: 2005-04-26T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Budgets committee: BUDG body: EP responsible: False committee: BUDG date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: UEN name: TURCHI Franz body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2004-09-13T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: UEN name: KRASTS Guntars body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs committee: ECON body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2004-09-01T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: TURMES Claude body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Environment, Public Health, Consumer Policy committee: ENVI body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee: IMCO body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2006-01-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, External Trade, Research, Energy rapporteur: group: ELDR name: FLESCH Colette body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-07-28T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne body: EP responsible: False committee: JURI date: 2004-02-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Legal Affairs and Internal Market rapporteur: group: PSE name: MEDINA ORTEGA Manuel body: EP responsible: False committee: TRAN date: 2004-12-21T00:00:00 committee_full: Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: CRAMER Michael type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
    • date: 2005-05-03T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-134&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading title: A6-0134/2005 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Budgets committee: BUDG body: EP responsible: False committee: BUDG date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: UEN name: TURCHI Franz body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2004-09-13T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: UEN name: KRASTS Guntars body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs committee: ECON body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2004-09-01T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: TURMES Claude body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Environment, Public Health, Consumer Policy committee: ENVI body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee: IMCO body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2006-01-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, External Trade, Research, Energy rapporteur: group: ELDR name: FLESCH Colette body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-07-28T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne body: EP responsible: False committee: JURI date: 2004-02-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Legal Affairs and Internal Market rapporteur: group: PSE name: MEDINA ORTEGA Manuel body: EP responsible: False committee: TRAN date: 2004-12-21T00:00:00 committee_full: Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: CRAMER Michael type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
    • date: 2005-06-06T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20050606&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
    • date: 2005-06-07T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2005-211 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T6-0211/2005 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • date: 2005-06-27T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy meeting_id: 2671
    • body: CSL meeting_id: 2695 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=10720%2F05&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC type: Council position published title: 10720/1/2005 council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy date: 2005-12-01T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
    • date: 2006-01-19T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading committees: body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2006-01-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, External Trade, Research, Energy rapporteur: group: ELDR name: FLESCH Colette body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-07-28T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne
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    • date: 2006-03-22T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2006-71&language=EN type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading title: A6-0071/2006 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2006-01-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, External Trade, Research, Energy rapporteur: group: ELDR name: FLESCH Colette body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-07-28T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
    • date: 2006-04-03T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20060403&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
    • date: 2006-04-04T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=4558&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2006-118 type: Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading title: T6-0118/2006 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
    • date: 2006-07-24T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) meeting_id: 2747
    • date: 2006-09-06T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Final act signed
    • date: 2006-09-06T00:00:00 body: EP type: End of procedure in Parliament
    • date: 2006-09-22T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32006D1364 title: Decision 2006/1364 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2006:262:TOC title: OJ L 262 22.09.2006, p. 0001-0023
    committees
    • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Budgets committee: BUDG
    • body: EP responsible: False committee: BUDG date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: UEN name: TURCHI Franz
    • body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2004-09-13T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: UEN name: KRASTS Guntars
    • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs committee: ECON
    • body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2004-09-01T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: TURMES Claude
    • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Environment, Public Health, Consumer Policy committee: ENVI
    • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee: IMCO
    • body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2006-01-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne
    • body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-02-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, External Trade, Research, Energy rapporteur: group: ELDR name: FLESCH Colette
    • body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2004-07-28T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: LAPERROUZE Anne
    • body: EP responsible: False committee: JURI date: 2004-02-19T00:00:00 committee_full: Legal Affairs and Internal Market rapporteur: group: PSE name: MEDINA ORTEGA Manuel
    • body: EP responsible: False committee: TRAN date: 2004-12-21T00:00:00 committee_full: Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: CRAMER Michael
    links
    National parliaments
    European Commission
    other
    • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Former Council configuration
    • body: EC dg: Energy and Transport
    procedure
    dossier_of_the_committee
    ITRE/6/33115
    reference
    2003/0297(COD)
    subtype
    Legislation
    legal_basis
    EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 156
    stage_reached
    Procedure completed
    summary
    instrument
    Decision
    title
    Trans-European energy networks: guidelines
    type
    COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (ex-codecision procedure)
    final
    subject