Policy & Regulation

EU takes Germany and Hungary to court over TEP rules

The European Commission has referred Germany and Hungary to the EU Court of Justice for failing to comply with rules under the Third Energy Package.
By Staff reporter 20 July 2018 0 31835

The European Commission has referred Germany and Hungary to the EU Court of Justice for failing to comply with rules under the Third Energy Package (TEP), the commission announced on Thursday.

The commission said the German authorities had not “ensured full respect” for rules concerning the powers and independence of the country’s regulator.

“In particular, the regulator does not enjoy full discretion in the setting of network tariffs and other terms and conditions for access to networks and balancing services, since many elements for setting these tariffs...