Today’s meeting of energy ministers is expected to clear the way for the phasing out of internal combustion engines in 2035. Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry for Economic Affairs, is expected to be instrumental in confirming the trilogue result on CO2 fleet legislation with the vote of the German government. A test vote at the ambassador level on Monday indicated that a qualified majority in the state chamber for the legislation is likely following the e-fuels agreement between the Commission and the FDP. Poland and Italy, as well as other Eastern European countries, nevertheless plan to continue voting no.
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