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MEPs and Council Presidency agree energy efficiency classes for white goods

MEPs and Council Presidency agree energy efficiency classes for white goods

Any advertisement promoting price or energy efficiency on fridges, washing machines or ovens will have to indicate the product’s energy class, MEPs agreed with the Swedish Presidency on Tuesday. The new label allows for additional classes (with “A+++” for the most energy-efficient products) but limits the total number of energy classes to 7.

MEPs set out demands for EU top jobs

MEPs set out demands for EU top jobs

MEPs focused on top EU jobs in a plenary debate with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Commission President José Manuel Barroso on the outcome of the October European Council. MEPs voiced concerns about the tight timetable for appointing candidates, their qualifications, and gender issues