*This article has been updated on August 1.
Party groups in the European Parliament have appointed Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who will follow the development of the proposed EU F-gas Regulation in the coming months.
Bas Eickhout, a Dutch representative from the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance (EFA), will be the rapporteur (MEP appointed to report on proceedings) for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) in charge of drafting the European Parliament’s position on the F-gas Regulation.
Eickhout, in his third term in the European Parliament, is vice-chair of the ENVI committee and has worked on the Parliament’s position during the negotiations leading to the current version of the regulation.
The shadow rapporteurs within ENVI have also been nominated. These are MEPs from other political party groups that will work alongside Eickhout during the internal negotiations on the EU F-gas Regulation. They are Stelios Kympouropoulos from the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats), Günther Sidl from the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D), Ondřej Knotek from Renew Europe, Danilo Oscar Lancini from Identity and Democracy (ID), Alexandr Vondra from the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) and Nikolaj Villumsen from the Left group in the European Parliament (GUE/NGL).
According to the Parliament’s website, the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) will also release an opinion on the text that will be drafted within ENVI. The nominated rapporteur is Sara Skyttedal, from the Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats).
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