Gas directive: Provisional agreement on new rules for gas pipelines to and from third countries


The rules governing the EU’s internal gas market will in future also apply to gas pipelines to and from third countries.

The Romanian Presidency of the Council reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on an amendment to the so-called gas directive. The agreement will now be submitted to the member states’ representatives in the Council for endorsement.

“I am very pleased that we have reached an agreement so quickly. It fills a gap in the EU’s legislative framework in the energy field and will ensure that the rules of the Energy Union are applied consistently across the EU.”
Anton Anton, Energy Minister of Romania

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