• EU Leaders At Loggerheads Over Economic Response To Coronavirus

    • Date: 27/03/20
    • AFP

    European Union leaders struggled to build a unified response to the coronavirus epidemic on Thursday, as hardest-hit Italy and Spain objected that a draft economic plan was too weak. The 27 leaders were taking part in a videoconference hosted by EU Council president Charles Michel to agree to a broad outline but Madrid and Rome […]

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  • Coronavirus Spooks Europe’s Car Industry And May Spur Delay Of EU CO2 Regulations

    • Date: 25/03/20
    • Neil Winton, Forbes

    If Europe’s flagship automotive industry is seriously damaged by the coronavirus crisis, governments are likely to delay or water down CO2 regulations. European Union (EU) CO2 rules forcing sedan and SUV makers to in effect “go electric” by 2030 was always going to end badly for the automotive industry and consumers, but the coronavirus crisis […]

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  • Coronavirus Throws EU’s Green Deal Into Disarray

    • Date: 24/03/20
    • Dave Keating, Forbes

    Much remains uncertain as the effects of the Coronavirus ravage economies. But what seems clear is that any assumptions made about transitioning to the green economy have now been rendered obsolete. […] The EU’s Green Deal, with its target to completely decarbonize by 2050 proposed earlier this month, has not taken the massive economic and social disruption […]

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  • Germany’s Coronavirus Infections Climb But Deaths Remain Low

    • Date: 21/03/20
    • PM Live

    Experts have been debating Germany’s ‘coronavirus anomaly’, as cases continue to grow in the country but deaths caused by the virus remain low. Currently, Germany has confirmed over 16,000 cases of coronavirus infections among its citizens – the virus which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19. Although the virus is spreading fast within the country, the […]

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  • Bavarian Prime Minister Calls For Suspension Of Carbon Tax & Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 21/03/20
    • No Tricks Zone

    To provide relief from the deepening pandemic crisis, Bavaria Prime Minister has called for the suspension of Germany’s carbon tax and renewable energy subsidies which have made electricity rates in Germany among the world’s highest. The draconian measures implemented to cub the so-called COVID-19 pandemic are having a profound impact on the German economy as […]

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  • Green Deal Facing Delays Due To Coronavirus, EU Admits

    • Date: 20/03/20
    • EurActiv

    The European Commission is having to re-order its priorities in the face of the coronavirus crisis, with “non-essential” initiatives like the biodiversity strategy and the farm-to-fork strategy likely to be delayed by several weeks, EURACTIV understands. Officially, the show must go on. But in private, officials admit that Brussels is having to review its priorities […]

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  • Czech PM Urges EU To Ditch Green Deal Amid Coronavirus Crisis

    • Date: 17/03/20
    • EurActiv

    The Czech premier, whose country depends on nuclear energy and coal, said Monday (16 March) the European Union should ditch its landmark green law seeking carbon neutrality as it battles the novel coronavirus. “Europe should forget about the Green Deal now and focus on the coronavirus instead,” Prime Minister Andrej Babiš told reporters, without explaining […]

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  • Eleven Million Jobs At Risk From EU Green Deal, Trade Unions Warn

    • Date: 11/03/20
    • EurActiv

    The European Green Deal risks deepening economic and social divisions between east and western EU countries, trade unions say, warning the 27-member bloc risks imploding before it reaches its 2050 climate neutrality goal. Trade unions have stepped up warnings that the Green Deal put forward by the European Commission in December last year will put […]

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