Council adopts gas directive amendment: EU rules extended to pipelines to and from third countries

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. The Council today formally adopted an amendment to the so-called gas directive which aims at closing a legal gap in the EU’s regulatory framework and boosting competition in the gas market. This is the final step in the legislative process.The overall objective of the amendment to the gas directive is to ensure that the rules governing the EU’s internal gas market apply to gas transmission lines between a member state and a third country, up to the border of the member state’s territory and territorial sea….An excerpt from Consilium