Creation of topical groups by 15 February

The first of three stakeholder consultation meetings is set to take place on 26 March 2019. The consultants envisage to set up topic groups, for which experts can present their candidature by 15 February.

Possible role of market operators reduced to cooperation in awareness campaigns

The initial draft by the Commission provided for a possible active role for organisations representing businesses. The text that is now discussed in the trialogue meetings (Commission, Council and Parliament) is merely referring to raising awareness and providing advice and guidance in relation to EU harmonisation legislation in the framework of a cooperation between market surveillance authorities and organisations representing businesses. 

The European team has assessed the recent proposal of the Council Presidency

The Council Presidency has been busy developing compromise proposals for the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The 4th and most recent one dates 16 May 2016. This text gives an indication where the final compromise could move to. The Eurovent Secretariat has assessed the compromise proposal.

Since the release of Clean Energy Package for all Europeans the Parliament Committees EPBD rapporteur Bendt Bendtsen (ITRE, appointed on 25 January 2017) and Jäätteenmäke Anneli (ENVI, appointed on 20 February 2017) have been very fast in preparing their draft report and draft opinion. These reports will be discussed on 29 May and adoption would take place the third quarter of 2017.

The new Gas Appliances Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OEJU) on 31 March 2016. This regulation will be applicable from 21 April 2018.

The European Parliament has adopted report on the Gas Appliances Regulation by MEP Catherine Stihler. The move towards Regulations rather than Directives when dealing with products and provides additional supports for the Single Market.

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