BRUSSELS, MARCH 27 - The EU regulation on the ban on petrol and diesel engines starting from 2035 "will not be reopened" and, after the agreement announced on Saturday between the European Commission and Berlin on the future use of e-fuels, it should be obtained today the green light from the ambassadors of the Twenty-seven.
This was announced by a senior EU official, reporting that - subject to today's green light - the regulation will then be added to the items on the agenda of the meeting of energy ministers scheduled for tomorrow in Brussels.
"Member States - explained the source - will be free to make their own observations and have a discussion" on the agreement.
Italy, according to what has been learned, at this morning's meeting of the 27 ambassadors in the EU will ask for more time to deepen the declaration on e-fuels that the Commission will attach to the ban on polluting cars from 2035. The declaration, it is explained, changes substantially the conditions for interpretation and implementation of the regulation and Italy believes that the States should have time to reflect.
It will therefore be asked that the regulation be removed from the points where discussion is not foreseen tomorrow at the Energy Affairs Council where, on paper, the final ratification of the regulation is foreseen, after the EU-Germany agreement,