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07.04.2017 State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into German plans for electricity capacity reserve 
29.09.2017 State aid: Commission endorses four support schemes to deploy more than 7.5 gigawatts capacity in renewable energy in France 
11.08.2017 State aid: Commission approves €45 million Czech support scheme for refuelling and recharging stations for low emission vehicles  
14.07.2017 State aid: Commission confirms no aid in Belgian public guarantee for nuclear risks 
11.07.2017 State aid: Commission approves Hungarian support scheme for renewable electricity 
16.06.2017 State aid: Commission approves creation of €24 billion fund for management of radioactive waste in Germany 
01.06.2017 Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into gas export restrictions from Romania 
29.05.2017 Mergers: The Commission clears the takeover of the Areva Group's nuclear reactors business by EDF 
23.05.2017 State aid: Commission approves reductions on cogeneration surcharges for energy-intensive companies in Germany and Italy 
15.05.2017 State aid: Commission approves aid for French gas-fired power plant in Brittany, subject to conditions 
05.05.2017 State aid: Commission endorses three French initiatives to produce more than 17 gigawatts in renewable energy 
07.04.2017 State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into German plans for electricity capacity reserve 
28.03.2017 State aid: Commission approves Danish support for Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm 
20.03.2017 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of LM Wind Power Holding by General Electric Company 
17.03.2017 State aid: Commission clears Belgian support to long-term operation of three nuclear power reactors Tihange 1, Doel 1 and Doel 2 
13.03.2017 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Gamesa by Siemens 
13.03.2017 Antitrust: Commission invites comments on Gazprom commitments concerning Central and Eastern European gas markets 
06.03.2017 State Aid: Commission clears investment in construction of Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary
15.02.2017 Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the electricity sector in Greece
10.02.2017 State aid: Commission endorses three French initiatives to produce more than 2600 megawatts in renewable energy
28.09.2016 State aid: Commission approves Polish scheme to support high-efficiency co-generation of heat and power 
20.09.2016 State aid: Commission authorises support for a highly efficient cogeneration power plant in Lithuania
21.03.2016 State aid: Commission approves aid for Finnish LNG terminal at Hamina
10.12.2015 Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments by Bulgarian Energy Holding to open up Bulgarian wholesale electricity market
22.09.2015 State aid: Commission approves aid for Finland's first LNG terminal
24.06.2015 State Aid: Commission approves support package for gasification plant in Finland
29.04.2015 State Aid: Commission launches sector inquiry into mechanisms to ensure electricity supplies
22.04.2015 Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom for alleged abuse of dominance on Central and Eastern European gas supply markets
19.02.2015 State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into UK public measures in favour of Lynemouth power plant
25.11.2014 State aid: Commission approves German aid scheme for renewable energy (EEG 2012); orders partial recovery
05.11.2014 Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Greek gas transmission system operator DESFA by SOCAR
15.10.2014 State aid: Commission approves Romanian green certificate reduction for energy-intensive users
08.10.2014 State aid: Commission concludes modified UK measures for Hinkley Point nuclear power plant are compatible with EU rules
12.08.2014 Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Bulgarian Energy Holding for suspected abuse of dominance on Bulgarian wholesale electricity market
23.07.2014 State aid: Commission approves German renewable energy law EEG 2014
23.07.2014 State aid: Commission authorises UK Capacity Market electricity generation scheme
23.07.2014 State aid: Commission authorises UK aid package for renewable electricity production
11.06.2014 State aid: Commission approves Czech scheme supporting renewable energy
21.05.2014 State aid: Commission approves UK compensation for indirect costs of carbon price floor
07.05.2014 State aid: Commission approves Irish intervention for waste-to-energy project in Dublin
09.04.2014 State aid: Commission adopts new rules on public support for environmental protection and energy
09.04.2014 State aid: Commission authorises investment aid for Finnish pyrolysis oil production plant
05.03.2014 Antitrust: Commission fines two power exchanges € 5.9 million in cartel settlement
05.03.2014 Antitrust: Commission fines Romanian Power Exchange OPCOM for discriminating against EU electricity traders
04.02.2014 State aid: Commission authorises investment aid for ''energy from waste'' gasification plant in Lahti, Finland
22.01.2014 State Aid: Commission authorises allocation of 404.6 million free greenhouse gas emission allowances for modernisation of Polish electricity sector
18.12.2013 State aid: Commission opens in-depth inquiry into support for energy-intensive companies benefitting from a reduced renewables surcharge
18.12.2013 State aid: Commission consults on draft rules for state support in energy and environmental field
18.12.2013 State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into UK measures supporting nuclear energy
18.12.2013 State aid: Commission authorises €36 million aid for investments in Greek electricity infrastructure
04.12.2013 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of German and Dutch gas supply and storage joint ventures by Gazprom
04.12.2013 State aid: Commission approves EUR 21.3 million of aid to Soitec for the Guépard R&D project
04.12.2013 State Aid: Commission authorises €945 million worth allocation of free greenhouse gas emission allowances for modernisation of Bulgarian electricity sector
20.11.2013 Commission authorises €448 million aid for construction of Lithuanian LNG terminal
16.10.2013 State aid: Commission authorises €134 million aid for Greek gas infrastructure projects
16.10.2013 State aid: Commission clears €465 million aid for developing Polish gas network
16.10.2013 State aid: Commission authorises phasing-out of Belgian biofuel support scheme
18.09.2013 State aid: Commission opens in-depth inquiry into water resources concessions to EDP for electricity generation and inquires about situation in other Member States
02.09.2013 Mergers: Commission apprves acquisition of Shell's Harburg refinery assets by Nynas AB of Sweden
17.07.2013 State aid: Commission decides on two German support schemes for energy-intensive industries
17.07.2013 State aid: Commission approves aid for new multipurpose nuclear reactor in the Netherlands
05.07.2013 Antitrust: Commission opens proceedings against Bulgarian Energy Holding and its subsidiaries Bulgargaz and Bulgartransgaz
30.05.2013 Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Romanian Power Exchange OPCOM
14.05.2013 Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in oil and biofuels sectors
15.05.2013 State aid: Commission approves €39.8 million in aid for the "Genesys" research programme for the development of third-generation biorefineries
02.05.2013 State aid: Commission reopens inquiry into the tax aid awarded to EDF following Court judgment
10.04.2013 Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments from CEZ concerning the Czech electricity market and makes them legally binding
25.03.2013 Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Shell's Harburg refinery assets by Nynas
08.03.2013 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of TNK-BP by Rosneft
06.03.2013 State aid: Commission opens in-depth inquiry into potential aid for large electricity consumers exempted from network charges in Germany
05.02.2013 State aid: Commission approves UK Green Deal for energy-efficiency measures
23.01.2013 State aid: Commission approves aid for closure of coal mine in Hungary
19.12.2012 State Aid: Commission authorises transitional free allocation of greenhouse gas emission allowances for modernisation of Czech and Hungarian electricity sector
12.12.2012 Antitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgment in Electrabel case
11.12.2012 Antitrust: Commission opens proceedings against Romanian Power Exchange
06.12.2012 Guidelines on State aid in the context of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme: amendment regarding electricity consumption efficiency benchmarks
03.12.2012 Antitrust: Commission opens proceedings against Bulgarian Energy Holding
20.11.2012 State aid: Commission opens two in-depth inquiries into Italian support measures in energy sector in Sardinia
03.10.2012 State aid: Commission finds that prolongation of Italian compensation scheme for interruptibility services in Sardinia and Sicily involves no state aid
20.09.2012 Mergers: Commission approves e-mobility joint venture between Austrian electricity provider Verbund and German technology firm Siemens
19.09.2012 State Aid: Commission authorises investment aid for UK ''energy from waste'' gasification plant in Kingston upon Hull
04.09.2012 Antitrust: Commission opens proceedings against Gazprom
31.08.2012 Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of Alpiq's energy technology supply business by French rival VINCI Group
23.07.2012 Mergers: Commission approves joint venture of Tauron and KGHM in Polish electricity sector
27.06.2012 Antitrust: Commission fines producers of water management products € 13.661 million in sixth cartel settlement
27.06.2012 State Aid: Commission authorises transitional free allocation of greenhouse gas emission allowances for the modernisation of electricity generation installations in Cyprus and Estonia
22.06.2012 Mergers: Commission refers Spanish aviation fuel joint venture to the Spanish competition authority
18.06.2012 Antitrust: Commission makes legally binding commitments by Siemens and Areva concerning nuclear technology markets
12.06.2012 State aid: Commission gives conditional approval to aid component in regulated electricity tariffs in France
12.06.2012 State aid: Commission approves UK renewable heat incentive scheme for Northern Ireland
22.05.2012 State aid: Commission adopts rules on national support for industry electricity costs in context of the EU Emission Trading Scheme
16.05.2012 Mergers: Commission clears Angolan liquefied natural gas joint venture by BP, Chevron, Eni, Sonangol and Total
11.05.2012 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of electrical components and connectors manufacturer Thomas & Betts by ABB
10.05.2012 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of controlling stake in German windpark Borkum Riffgrund I by Boston Holding
08.05.2012 State aid: Commission approves regional investment aid for Mondi in Poland and Masdar in Germany
25.04.2012 State aid: Commission opens in-depth inquiries into preferential electricity tariffs granted by Romanian hydroelectricity generator Hidroelectrica to various companies
28.03.2012 Antitrust: Commission fines Czech energy companies Energetický a průmyslový holding and EP Investment Advisors € 2.5 million for obstruction during inspection
21.03.2012 State aid: the European Commission opens an investigation into the reduction of, or exemption from, a Danish tax on the protection of drinking water
20.03.2012 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Bominflot's marine fuel business by Marquard & Bahls
14.03.2012 Antitrust: Commission market tests commitments proposed by Siemens and Areva concerning nuclear technology markets
22.02.2012 State aid: Commission approves aid for closure of three coal mines in Romania
08.02.2012 State aid: Commission approves Austrian support scheme for renewable energies "2012 Green Electricity Act"
07.02.2012 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Maxam by Advent and a group of individuals
07.02.2012 Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the electricity sector
07.02.2012 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Maxam by Advent and a group of individuals
18.01.2012 Antitrust: Commission opens proceedings against companies in French water sector






  
  
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