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The EU Green Deal is a barrier to trade and global partnerships

There is an English saying that if you can’t see the wood for the trees, then you should step back and then you will...

Morocco is key to the EU’s Neighborhood Policy

Morocco has positioned and developed itself as an indisputable oasis of social and economic stability in a part of the world where such claims are few and far between; a fact that is not lost on many of Europe's politicians.

MEPs want more environmental and social ambition for batteries

The European Parliament is ready to negotiate with EU governments on the final shape of the new rules governing the entire battery product life...

UN launches negotiations on global agreement to combat plastic pollution

With the help of EU diplomacy which has helped secure the support of the global community, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), meeting in...

How more sustainable ECB policies help fighting climate change and inflation

In the last months, inflation has risen sharply with price increases among many sectors. Business and citizens have been used to low inflation rates...

EU approves restructuring aid for Romania’s Complexul Energetic Oltenia

Romania's plans to grant power company Complexul Energetic Oltenia restructuring aid for up to €2.66 billion (RON 13.15 billion) is in line with EU...

The Cyprus Connection: EU funds EuroAsia electric link

Planning to create well-integrated energy infrastructure networks, EU countries have agreed on a European Commission proposal to invest €1.037 billion in 5 cross-border infrastructure...

Metsola elected president of the European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament elected Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola from the European People's Party Group as President until 2024.Metsola won the election on...

EU taxonomy: No greenwashing of environment damaging activities

The introduction of the taxonomy is a great success for us Greens, future-oriented companies and civil society forces working on it for years. But...

Can 2022 mark the end of the Anthropocene?

Politically the year to come in a few days could be characterized one day as the end of the Anthropocene, the era  where the...

Austrian scheme to support electricity production from renewables gets EU nod

An Austrian aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources complies with EU State aid rules, the EU’s antitrust chief said on December...

Commission proposes to strengthen the protection of the environment through criminal law

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new EU Directive to crack down on environmental crime, fulfilling a key commitment of the...

New EU framework to decarbonize gas markets, promote hydrogen, cut methane emissions

The European Commission adopted on December 15 a set of legislative proposals to decarbonise the EU gas market by facilitating the uptake of renewable...

EU approves €3 billion Spanish scheme to support electric vehicles

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €3 billion Spanish scheme to support research, development and innovation (RD&I), as well...

Commission presents tools to curb EU-driven deforestation and forest degradation

In the framework of the European Green Deal, the EU Commission adopted on November 17 three new initiatives to curb EU-driven deforestation, as well...

Russia puts the freeze on EU, gas supplies limited, prices spike

With gas prices surging, Members of the European Parliament have called for an investigation into market manipulation from state and non-state actors, and into...

At UN, EU Commission announces three Energy Compacts

At the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy this week in New York, EU Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans and...

EU seeks solution for soaring electricity prices

As electricity prices increase across the EU, the bloc’s energy and transport ministers met in Slovenia this week to discuss measures to help lower...

EU warns Turkish exporters of potential steep extra costs under new carbon rules

Turkish exporters of energy-intensive products such as cement, steel and aluminium could face steep additional costs when legislative proposals tabled by the EU Green...

EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ green scheme is a gamechanger for renewables

The European Commission announced in Brussels on July 14 its Fit for 55 package, a broad range of legislation that will help the EU...

EU Parliament adopts greener funds for regional development and cooperation

The European Parliament adopted on June 23 three EU funds to strengthen the EU’s economic, social and territorial cohesion with a total of €243...

MEPs confirm deal on EU climate neutrality by 2050

The new EU Climate Law increases the EU’s 2030 emissions reductions target from 40% to at least 55%, the European Parliament said on June...

EU Parliament approves €17.5 billon transition fund for greener economy

The €17.5 billion Just Transition Fund (JTF), which will help EU countries address the social and economic impact of the transition to climate neutrality,...

EU Commission adopts zero pollution action plan

The European Commission on May 12 adopted the Zero Pollution action plan, which sets out an integrated vision for 2050 where pollution is reduced...

MEPs adopt Public Sector Loan Facility agreement, boosting green transition

The European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs adopted on May 10 the provisional agreement resulting from inter-institutional...

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