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The Council today adopted a directive on building up minimum infrastructure for alternative fuels across the EU.
"With the formal adoption of the directive today, we are taking a decisive step to make the European economy more resource-efficient, less dependent on oil and more attentive to the quality
of life of citizens", said Maurizio Lupi, Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport. Today's final adoption of the legislative act by the Council follows an agreement reached at first
reading with the European Parliament earlier this year. The directive will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the EU Official Journal, which is expected to take place within the next few days.
For more information visit the website of the Council of the European Union.