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Public consultation on the List of projects submitted to be considered as potential Projects of Common Interest in energy infrastructure


The Commission failed to comply with its own Communication on public consultation[1] (page 12 and page 20) in respect of energy infrastructure projects.

[1] Communication from the Commission: Towards a reinforced culture of consultation and dialogue - General principles and minimum standards for consultation of interested parties by the Commission, COM(2002) 704 final, Brussels, 11.12.2002.


1) Ensure that all environmental information is available to the communities affected by the projects in question to the extent that this is possible and only in respect of that environmental information related to the current stage of the process and the future stage, if known.

2) Consider publishing its websites on public consultations in all the official languages of the European Union, or, at the least, in the official languages of those Member States which would be affected by the schemes contemplated by the public consultations.