EURELECTRIC, the EU power industry federation, has embarked on a sophisticated political manoeuvre to save public procurement reforms to the EU's utilities directive from being rejected at the hands of conservative and Christian Democrat MEP's.

Oddly, the opposition of the parliament's European Peoples Party bloc to the changes is based on an objection that Eurelectric shares; to amendments from the parliament's internal market committee that would force utilities to take account of social and environmental concerns when issuing a ...

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