The programme of the Maltese presidency is based on both joint and more singular interests. A new system has been established after the 2009 Lisbon Treaty to run the presidency work in groups of three Member States or "trios", covering a period of 18 months, complemented by a more detailed programme for the 6-month presidency of each Member State. This post reflects this dynamic, and starts with a rapid review of the Trio-programme, then a review of the Maltese presidency programme, before ending by a personal analysis .
Constitutional Court ruling on the acceleration of nuclear phase-out in Germany: energy companies are entitled to "appropriate" compensation
As argued in my analysis below, even if this case remains a German domestic case, it teaches us some important lessons on the legal requirements for a smooth energy transition.