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  • Belgian Region To Block EU Green Deal

    • Date: 09/04/20
    • EUObserver & The Brussels Times
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    The EU’s Green Deal, a flagship project on CO2-neutrality, could be blocked by Flanders, a Belgian region, on grounds it did not address the pandemic-related economic crisis. “Flanders cannot give its agreement to the signature,” Zuhal Demir, the regional climate minister from the nationalist NVA party, said on Wednesday. Belgium is a federation of three […]

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

    • Date: 11/03/20
    • EurActiv
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    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 […]

  • Europe’s Green Deal Likely To Fail: Most EU States Will Miss Paris Target

    • Date: 10/09/20
    • reNews.Biz
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    Final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) show that 11 out of 18 EU coal-countries do not have a Paris-compatible plan to phase-out the fossil fuel by 2030. A new report from Ember and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe also found seven countries do not plan to phase-out coal by 2030. Total installed coal capacity across […]

  • Green Deal: Germany Industry Rejects More Stringent EU Climate Targets

    • Date: 10/09/20
    • GWPF & Handelsblatt
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    The EU Commission President will probably present her proposal for a stricter climate target next week. Resistance is forming. Brussels, Berlin, Düsseldorf: The plan was already foreseeable, it should become concrete next week: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wants to propose a further tightening of the EU climate targets for 2030. According to […]

  • EU Divided Over ‘Green Deal’

    • Date: 29/08/20
    • Petroleum Economist
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    The German presidency of the EU Council aims for a recovery fuelled by renewables, but there is disagreement among member states over key climate targets Germany’s energy and climate ambitions appear to be increasingly aligned with those of the European Green Deal, but the country faces the challenge of convincing more reluctant member states before […]

  • Samuel Furfari: The EU’s Green Deal Has A Legal Problem

    • Date: 25/06/20
    • Samuel Furfari, European Scientist
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    The EU’s Green Deal seems to be in contradiction with the EU’s Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) Despite COVID-19, many in Brussels – including a green recovery alliance in the EU Parliament and 13 EU Environment Ministers – are pressuring the European Commission (EC) to pursue the rapid implementation of its Green Deal strategy. The EC’s vice-president is insisting […]

  • Europe’s Green Deal Is A Rotten Deal For Farmers

    • Date: 14/06/20
    • Marcus Holtkoetter, Farm Journal Ag Web
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    For farmers – and everybody – the European Green Deal is a rotten deal. The European Commission has a plan to eliminate modern farming in Europe. The details emerged last month, as part of a “European Green Deal” announced late last year that calls for the continent to become “climate neutral” by 2050. The commission […]

  • Europe’s Green Deal May Get Watered Down As Poorer Nations Lobby For Fossil Fuel Power

    • Date: 13/06/20
    • Euro News
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    At the end of May 2020, eight EU countries (Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece) started lobbying to retain EU funds for natural gas projects. They say that without natural gas, coal can’t be phased out in time to meet short and middle term climate targets. From this, environmental groups are […]

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