Developing the internal market in natural gas in the EU is an ongoing process which has involved three liberalisation packages over the past twenty years that have sought to bring about market integration, security of supply and benefits for consumers through the liberalisation of supply and free access to the infrastructure. New rules, taking into account the features of the market (linked with the development of the related infrastructure), should be carefully thought through with a view to the long term, rather than being on an ad-hoc basis

Adoption timetable:

  • 1st First discussion in ENVE on 8 February 2018
  • 1st discussion and adoption in ENVE on 28-29 June 2018
  • Final adoption in Plenary session of October 2018

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Progress of this opinion

step 1

Appointment of the reporter


step 2

First discussion

In Progress

step 3

Adoption in the commission

Still to come

step 4

Final adoption in the plenary

Still to come