EU ROUND UP

Keith Nuthall
A REARGUARD action is being fought by the European Commission to save its ambitious proposals to impose a deadline of 2005 on the complete liberalisation of the EU electricity market. Following pressure from the French government, EU governments have agreed to rule the idea out, preferring a looser deadline, although this has yet to be formally agreed at the Council of Ministers.

But the defensive position from Paris - usually the Member State with least enthusiasm about liberalisation - has sparked anger in Brussels. Competition ...


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