reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a revised
regulation concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply. The
general purpose of the regulation is to minimise the impact of a potential gas
disruption by improving the cooperation between member states and thus
contributing to a better functioning internal energy market.
On 25 April 2017, the Council adopted a regulation on the anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds into the air, water and land. The new regulation will provide a high level of protection for human health and the environment by establishing measures and conditions at an EU level to limit the pollution generated by activities and processes related to mercury.