European Parliament votes against support for new natural gas pipelines

New fossil fuel infrastructure such as gas pipelines will probably no longer be eligible for funding under the Connecting Europe Facility in the EU from 2024. The Parliament voted by a clear majority on Monday in favor of the text of the revised TEN-E regulation on trans-European energy networks. In doing so, MEPs adopted an agreement reached with member states last December. Finally, the Council must give its formal approval once again. It is probably too late to reopen the agreement, said rapporteur Zdzisław Krasnodębski (ECR) in plenary.

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