Amendment of Directive 1999/32/EC
(relating to a reduction of the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels)
On 15 July 2011 the Commission adopted a proposal for an amendment of Directive 1999/32/EC
This amendment will
improve implementation of the Directive by harmonising and strengthening provisions for monitoring of compliance and reporting.
The legal proposal is accompanied by
On 23 May 2012 Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the amendment of Directive 1999/32/EC.
Directive 2012/33/EU amending Directive 1999/32/EC has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 17 November 2012. Member States have to implement it by 18 June 2014.
See also Press Release