04 May 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 04 MAYBrussels Daily
Commission publishes updated EU textual proposal on regulatory cooperation in TTIP negotiations
Today, the Commission published the updated EU textual proposal on regulatory cooperation, following the 9th round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This publication is part of the Commission’s transparency initiative and in line with the commitment to publish textual proposals, once they are tabled in negotiations. The proposal is available here.
Energy Union Diplomacy: Commissioner Arias Cañete visits Algeria and Morocco on climate and energy cooperation
Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will travel to Algeria and Morocco on 5-7 May to deepen energy and climate ties between the EU and its partners in the South and East Mediterranean regions. In Algeria, the Commissioner will launch the EU-Algeria high-level political dialogue on energy together with the Algerian Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi. In Morocco, the Commissioner and the Moroccan Energy Minister Abdelkader Amara will jointly unveil three new Euro-Mediterranean Platforms to incentivise dialogue, facilitate partnerships between stakeholders and strengthen cooperation between the countries of the Union of the Mediterranean. The three platforms – on gas, regional electricity market, and renewables and energy efficiency – will focus on market integration, developing new sustainable energy technologies and removing regulatory, infrastructural, and investment barriers in the region. On 7 May, the Commissioner will co-chair the Union for the Mediterranean‘s high-level conference on climate change. He will give an opening address before chairing discussions on the countries’ intended contributions to the new global climate agreement ahead of the Paris climate conference in December. He will also meet with the Moroccan Environment Minister Hakima El Haite and the Egyptian Environment Minister Dr Khaled Fahmy.
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