The European Parliament is doing its best to have an active role during the coordination meetings. It has managed to send out an important signal inviting other members to take concrete actions against climate change. On 7th September, the Environmental Commission introduced tougher commitments on energy efficiency provided for by the proposed directive on this subject that will modify the current one (2012/27/EU); the European Commission had proposed 30% by 2030, but members of Parliament want to achieve a binding 40%. The text will have to get to the General Assembly and most probably a new tête-à-tête with the European Council will ensue. On 26th June 2017, the European Council approved a “shy” non-binding 30%. On 13th September, the European Parliament gave the al...