UK sees win in EU energy-market access overhaul

25 June 2018 2:29pm
EU governments have rejected a proposed tightening of competition provisions applied to foreign states participating in the bloc’s energy-market governing body, following lobbying efforts by the UK.

It’s evidence of how the British government is attempting to use the months remaining before Brexit to push for tweaks to the EU’s rulebook to its possible advantage.

The UK has said it wants to “explore” continued participation in the bloc’s internal energy market after Brexit, which is intended to allow states to trade electricity and gas across borders with minimal technical and regulatory barriers.

By Matthew Holehouse.