UPDATED – Agenda: Energy Council (18 December 2017)

Update: the outcome of the meeting has been published. A items are also available and cover issues related to energy, climate, environment, trade and transport policy.

Ministers discussed four legislative files under the clean energy package: the Regulation on governance of the Energy Union, Directive on the promotion of energy from renewable sources, directive on common rules for the internal market in electricity and the Regulation on the internal electricity market. They agreed on a general approach for each of the files. Under AOB, the agenda included information from the Commission on external energy relations and information from the Bulgarian delegation on the work programme of the incoming Presidency.

Press Release:

A more competitive and consumer-oriented internal electricity market – Council reaches general approach

Governance of the Energy Union – Council agrees general approach

Promoting renewable energy use – Council adopts its position

Creating a modern electricity market – Council agrees its position

Outcome of the meeting

Draft minutes


Click here for the full agenda which includes:

Legislative deliberations
(Public deliberation in accordance with Article 16(8) of the Treaty on European Union)

3. Clean Energy Package
a) Directive on electricity (recast) 15239/17 + ADD 1
15150/1/16 REV1
+ ADD 1 REV 1
b) Regulation on electricity (recast) 15237/17 + ADD 1
15135/1/16 REV 1
+ ADD 1 REV 1
+ ADD 2 REV 1
c) Regulation on governance of the Energy Union 15235/17
15090/1/16 REV 1
+ ADD 1 REV 1
d) Directive on renewable energy (recast)
General approach
15236/17 + ADD 1
+ COR 1
15120/16 REV 1
+ ADD 1 REV 1

Any other business

4. a) External energy relations
Information from the Commission
15242/17
b) Work programme of the incoming Presidency
Information from the Bulgarian delegation
15243/17

View the background brief.

A list of the items to be discussed under AOB is available here


Click here for the full list of A items (non-legislative activities) which includes:

Energy & Climate and Environment

1. Council conclusions on Eco-innovation
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 06.12.2017
15159/1/17
REV 1
+REV1ADD1

3. Council Decision on the conclusion of a Scientific and Technological Agreement with the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria on the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
15154/17
11964/17

4. Council Decision on the conclusion of a Scientific and Technological Agreement with the Arab Republic of Egypt on the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
15156/17
11965/17

5. Council Decision on the conclusion of a Scientific and Technological Agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
15157/17
11966/17

9. Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending the Appendices to Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards CMR substances
Decision not to oppose adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 06.12.2017
15070/17
13395/17 + ADD 1

12. Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/… of 16.11.2017 on the increase of the percentage of the budgetary resources allocated to projects supported by way of action grants under the sub- programme for Environment dedicated to projects supporting the conservation of nature and biodiversity according to Article 9 paragraph 4 of the Regulation (EU) No 1293/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on the establishment of a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 614/2007
Delegated act – Intention not to raise objections
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
15483/17
14509/17

25. Sweden ETD derogation for electricity consumed in the North of Sweden
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
15494/17
15365/17

37. Council Decision on the EU position at meetings of the International Whaling Commission
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
15160/17 + ADD 1
14970/17

38. Council Decision on Global Green Growth Institute and the EU
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
14999/17 14875/17 + ADD 1

Trade

6. Regulation on management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products
Adoption – approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
15504/17
15430/17

39. Sanctions Guidelines – update
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
15598/17

43. EU-Cuba Joint Council
Council Decision on the position to be adopted by the EU as regards the rules of procedure of the Joint Council and those of the Joint Committee
Approval
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 06.12.2017
14300/17
14298/17

44. Council Decision on the EU position in the EU-Georgia Customs Sub-Committee, as regards the replacement of Protocol I to the EU-Georgia Association Agreement by a new Protocol
Approval
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 06.12.2017
15208/17
14140/17

45. Council Decision on EU position in the EU-Moldova Association Committee in Trade configuration concerning the comprehensive roadmap on the implementation of the EU- Moldova Association Agreement in the area of public procurement
Approval
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 06.12.2017
15213/17
14583/17

Transport

13. Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 as regards the deletion of air operations requirements for balloons
Decision not to oppose adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
15491/17
13744/17 + ADD 1

14. Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX laying down detailed rules for the operation of balloons pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council
Decision not to oppose adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
15495/17
13811/17 + ADD 1

15. Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. of XXX amending Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 as regards the classification of runways
Decision not to oppose adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.12.2017
15493/17
13746/17 + ADD 1


More information is available here on the Council meeting page.

Source: Council of the European Union

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