The European Commission has taken a further step to finalise the approval of the international credit entitlement (ICE) tables.
17 tables were approved on 13 March 2014, covering Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom. Another 5 tables were approved on 28 March, covering the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovenia.
The outstanding tables are expected to be approved in two more batches. The tables covering Belgium, Denmark, France and Italy are expected to be approved next week, and the tables covering Bulgaria and Sweden after Easter.
All Member State tables will be uploaded before the end of April. This allows for the exchange of international credits in time to meet the compliance requirements for the year 2013.