Lénaïc Vaudin d’Imécourt is joined by Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, spokeswoman of the European Commission, to discuss the list of projects of common interest in energy infrastructure
The European Commission published a list of 200 projects of common European interest to be completed until 2020, which will help to fulfil the EU’s energy and climate objectives. The proposals have to comply with certain criteria, including being of interest to more than two Member States, being related to energy, aimed at modernising Europe’s energy infrastructure and being in line with EU’s Energy Impact Assessment criteria. Funding is not guaranteed, however, the projects will benefit from shorter planning and approval periods. The list will now have to be approved by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.