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The EU’s energy and climate policy governance mechanism will reveal its potential – this year will set the trend for the future
For the EU to become a leader in climate policy, strong coordination between the EU institutions and the member states is required. Despite its uninspiring name, the Governance of the Energy Union may turn out to be a key instrument in the EU energy and climate policy; perhaps more important than was initially expected. In addition to the specific obligations, the importance the member states and institutions assign to the common planning and coordination system will be of great significance. The system will undergo its first test this year during Romania’s and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.