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EU enters key year for ambitious climate policy

The EU institutions pressed through a number of law changes to energy and climate policies in 2019, but plenty of work remains to accelerate the bloc’s climate ambitions The EU institutions pressed through a number of law changes to energy and climate policies in 2019, but plenty of work remains to accelerate the bloc’s climate ambitions.
By Andreas Walstad 9 January 2020 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34920
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addresses the European Parliament. (EP)

The key issue: The EU institutions adopted a number of policy changes in 2019 that will help change the energy and climate landscape in the coming years.

Interfax analysis: The 11th-hour agreement between Russia and Ukraine on gas transit marked the end to an eventful 2019, although Kiev and Brussels ultimately had to settle for a five-year contract instead of the 10-year duration they wanted. 

Other highlights in 2019 included the ruling of the EU Court of Justice to reverse...