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Title: Endorsement of proposal on security of gas supply regulation
Author: [European Parliament]
Series/Date: Press Release 12.09.17
Source Origin: EU
Source Type: News
Notes: The European Parliament's plenary session formally endorsed on 12 September 2017 a proposal for a regulation creating safeguards for gas supply across the European Union.
Source URL: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20170908IPR83456/
Homepage URL: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en
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Keywords: European Union: Energy policy - Energy Union - Security of Gas Supply Regulation - Pipeline politics - Energy deals - Energy security - Security of energy supplies to Europe - Energy security package - Regulation No 994/2010 - Regional solidarity mechanism - COM / 2016 / 52
Subjects:  15.3 - Oil - Gas
 15.1.a - International dimension
Geographic Indicators:  European Union
Background and further information:

This regulation allows a member state facing an emergency gas shortage to call on other member states to supply it with gas via 'supply corridors' that would link EU countries into seven transnational regions, the so-called 'regional solidarity mechanism'.

The proposal was put forward by the European Commission in February 2016 as part of a package of measures on energy security. The European Parliament adopted its position in October 2016, while the Council adopted its negotiating stance in December. An informal agreement between the institutions was reached in April 2017.

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