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The Trans-European Networks (TENs) are partly funded by the European Union and partly by the Member States. Financial support from the EU serves as a catalyst, the Member States being required to provide the bulk of the financing. The financing of the TENs can also be complemented by Structural Fund assistance, aid from the European Investment Bank or contributions from the private sector. A major reform was introduced across the TENs with the establishment of the Connecting Europe Facility in 2013.
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) retains the trans-European networks (TENs) in the areas of transport, energy and telecommunications, first mentioned in the Maastricht Treaty, in order to connect all the regions of the EU. These networks are tools intended to contribute to the growth of the internal market and to employment, while pursuing environmental and sustainable development goals. The end of 2013 saw a fundamental reform of the trans-European transport network.
Full Title: Report From the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Strategic report 2017 on the implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds
E3G: “European energy markets, technologies, business models, geopolitics and political objectives are changing rapidly. The EU’s approach to energy network infrastructure needs to keep pace. This requires reform to current delivery instruments and processes, including: aligning infrastructure policies with climate targets, updating definitions of energy security, broadening understanding of infrastructure boundaries and developing new tools to manage uncertainty.”
Yasmin is 22 years old and she studies Human Technology Interaction. Together with her student team (mostly bachelor students) from Eindhoven University of Technology they built the electric car Lina. Lina is special, because it is the world’s first structural bio-based car.
This year, World Energy Outlook-2017 includes a focus on China to examine how the country’s choices could reshape the global outlook for all fuels and technologies. China’s economic growth has shaped energy markets over the past two decades. Although its influence ranges across the energy spectrum, it has been felt most prominently in the coal and oil markets. But China is entering a new era of development as it transitions to a more services-based economic model and places emphasis on cleaner, more efficient energy technologies. China’s energy sector is moving in new directions. Full article…
At the One Planet Summit, on the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, world leaders gathered once again in the French capital to underscore how financial flows are shifting billions and trillions towards a low-carbon future that will benefit peoples and livelihoods.
In a resolution voted on Wednesday, Parliament welcomes the joint Brexit progress report, as presented by EU and UK negotiators on 8 December. The resolution was passed by 556 votes to 62, with 68 abstentions.
A new online register, launched on Tuesday 12 December, will make it easier to find and track EU decisions taken in the form of delegated acts.