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The Guidelines agreed in the framework defined minimum requirements for third party access to the gas transmission networks in the EU. In order to achieve this and to make up for the non-compliance with the voluntary Guidelines, the Commission submitted a proposal to the European Parliament and the Council with a view to translating the voluntary Guidelines into a legally binding piece of legislation.
Description of the Initiative
Revised version of Guidelines for Good Practice for Transmission System Operators