EUROPE: The third trilogue meeting today on the revision of the F-gas regulation (517/2014) has failed to reach an agreement.
At around 23.30 tonight, local time, EU environment committee rapporteur Bas Eickhout, who was in charge of drafting the European Parliament’s position on the F-gas regulation tweeted: “Unfortunately no deal tonight on the revision of the F-gas regulation. We tried and also the Council gave it all. It was just not enough to get to a final agreement. We will try again soon after the summer break.”
With the EU Parliament due to shut down for most of August, no new agreement can now be put before parliament until September – close to the generally accepted deadline if the new regulation is to enter into force on 1 January 2024.
Eickhout is due to report back to the next EU environment committee on the negotiations on August 29. A vote was scheduled but that will not now take place.
The trilogues are negotiations between European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, who each have their own revision proposals, with the aim of reaching a provisional agreement that is acceptable to both the EU Parliament and the Council, the co-legislators. The Commission’s role is to mediate between the parties. Any provisional agreement must then be adopted by each of the institutions’ formal procedures.