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Kadri Simson: We need €260bn for European Green Deal per year

Wed, 2020-01-15 13:59
Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson talked about the Green Deal and energy issues with EURACTIV Croatia while she was in Zagreb for the meeting between the Commission and the Croatian government.
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Cultured meat could be on the EU market ‘as early as 2022’

Wed, 2020-01-15 13:41
After environmentalist George Monbiot’s controversial “Apocalypse Cow” documentary recently suggested that we may soon see the end of all farming, EURACTIV took a look at cultured meat to see what it is and where we're at.
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Renewable gas to foster transport decarbonisation [Promoted content]

Wed, 2020-01-15 12:00
With the EU Green Deal in place, the role of natural and renewable gases for transport decarbonisation must be recognized. Gas in transport is ready to complement a set of solutions that will gradually change our way to move and to transport freights around the world.
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Adapting labour markets to Europe’s green economy

Wed, 2020-01-15 11:15
Climate change has provoked an unprecedented response from the international community in recent years. However, as industry becomes greener, the working lives of Europeans will change, writes Nicolas Schmit
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‘Flight shame’ takes hold in Europe, China, US, says new study

Wed, 2020-01-15 10:45
Most Chinese, Europeans and US citizens plan to fly less for holidays this year to limit aircraft CO2 emissions and help prevent catastrophic climate change, a survey by the European Investment Bank (EIB) showed on Tuesday (14 January).
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‘Green’ alert: environmental risks top Davos report

Wed, 2020-01-15 10:30
For the first time in the 15-year history of the Davos risk report, the top five global risks are all environmental, according to the latest survey published on Wednesday (15 January) ahead of the World Economic Forum next week.
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French forces face military trap in Sahel region

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:53
Operation Barkhane was supposed to be France’s contribution to ridding jihadists from the Sahel region, one of its main spheres of influence in Africa. But instead, President Emmanuel Macron is increasingly isolated – both in Africa and in Europe.
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Spanish far-right sues European Parliament

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:50
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about far-right VOX suing the European Parliament for accepting Catalan separatist leaders as MEPs, how Poland's PiS fared in the polls, the climate action call to the Croatian government made by scientists, and so much more.
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BUCHAREST – PSD against law changes

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:49
Romanian social-democrats are protesting against a potential change in the electoral law to allow two-round votes in the election of mayors. PSD, which recently lost power following a no-confidence vote against its government, are saying the plans of the centre-right...
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ZAGREB – First national lung cancer detection program

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:48
Scientists file climate appeal. On Tuesday (14 January), representatives of 550 Croatian scientists filed an appeal calling on the government, the prime minister, parliament and the environment and energy ministry to take immediate action and declare the climate crisis as an...
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BUDAPEST – Public education indicators

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:46
The Institute of Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies published a new wave of data related to public education in Hungary. While expenditure per student is increasing and reaching Western levels at upper secondary education, the country’s...
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WARSAW – Steady support for PiS and Duda

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:45
37.3% of the Polish population support the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, while 26.9% back the largest opposition block (KO), according to a poll conducted by the IBRiS Market and Social Research Institute based in Warsaw.  With presidential elections...
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DUBLIN  – General Election

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:44
The Irish general election will be held on Saturday 8 February, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has announced. President Michael D Higgins has been instructed to dissolve Parliament while campaigning gets underway in the Republic.  Speaking outside government buildings on Tuesday, Varadkar...
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HELSINKI No corruption in Finland. Hmmm…

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:43
In its latest research dating from 2018, Transparency International ranked Finland as the third least corrupt country in the world, after Denmark and New Zealand. But a new survey from December 2019 will raise a few eyebrows abroad. It certainly...
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BRUSSELS – Less brutal cuts

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:42
Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon (N-VA), in charge of cultural policies, has announced the granting of just over €4 million in subsidies for cultural projects in Flanders, after initially only €3.4 million were to be distributed in two phases. The  measure,...
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Kazakhstan and Belarus to discuss oil supply deal

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:41
Kazakhstan and Belarus will discuss an oil supply deal before 20 January, Kazakhstan Energy Minister Nurlan Nogayev told reporters on Wednesday (15 January), without explaining the significance of that date.
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VIENNA – First disagreement within the new coalition

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:39
While a ban on headscarves for schoolgirls under 14 had already been agreed after the Greens reluctantly agreed to the conservative ÖVP’s proposal, the suggestion to also include teachers in the ban was quickly rejected by the Greens. Vice-Chancellor and...
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BERLIN – No additional funding for the European Green Deal

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:38
It did not take long for the German government to react to European Commission President von der Leyen’s call for member states to provide additional financing to the EU budget for the European Green Deal. Yesterday afternoon (14 January), Germany’s...
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EU Central Bank should step up its climate act, French MEP says

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:37
In an interview with EURACTIV France, socialist MEP Pierre Larrouturou deplored the meagre €7.5 billion proposed in the European Commission's Just Transition Fund. To finance EU climate action, he suggests some of the ECB's "easy money" could fuel the European Investment Bank (EIB) instead of going into private banks.
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Spanish far-right sues European Parliament over Catalan MEPs

Wed, 2020-01-15 08:37
Spanish far-right party Vox announced on Tuesday (14 January) in Strasbourg that it is suing the European Parliament for having recognised fugitive Catalan separatist leaders Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comin as MEPs.  VOX leader Santiago Abascal argued that EU Parliament...
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