MEPs urged to end gas-funding, fix cross-border projects rules

EU member states have decided to extend subsidies for some cross-border natural gas projects until the end of 2027 – a delay criticised by green groups as a major policy “loophole”, incompatible with the bloc’s climate targets.

The so-called TEN-E regulation determines which cross-border energy infrastructure projects in the EU are eligible for public funds and fast-tracked permits, under the “Projects of Common Interest” (PCI).

Last year, the European Commission proposed a revision of the TEN-E rules, excluding dedicated support for oil and gas infrastructure – in a bid to align a key piece of energy policy with the Green Deal.

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