Any EU country faced with a gas supply crisis will be able to alert the others and thus trigger cross-border assistance to prevent cuts.
The emergency alert regulation is the second piece of Energy Union legislation to come before Parliament. The first, laying down common rules on EU member states’ energy deals with third countries, was approved by Parliament in March.
The new rules should take effect before winter sets in.
Procedure: Ordinary legislative procedure
Debate/vote: Tuesday, 12 September