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  • Deutsche Bank: EU Green Deal can only succeed with “a certain degree of eco-dictatorship”

    • Date: 10/01/21
    • GWPF & Deutsche Bank Research
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    A senior economist at Deutsche Bank warns that for the EU’s Green Deal to succeed, “a certain degree of eco-dictatorship will be necessary” An analysis published by Deutsche Bank sharply criticises the “dishonest debate” with which the EU is selling its “Green Deal” to the people of Europe. The massive risks of the project for prosperity, […]

  • 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 in trouble as Biden administration warns EU against carbon border tax

    • Date: 12/03/21
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    Europe’s Green Deal and its planned carbon border tax are in serious trouble as the Biden administration raises concerns about its potentially disastrous fallout on international trade and relations. According to the European Commission the EU’s Green Deal and its 2050 Net Zero target are threatening the very survival of Europe’s industries unless a carbon […]

  • European Union plans to tax developing nations to fund its Green Deal

    • Date: 25/01/21
    • EurActiv
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    Revenues from the European Union’s upcoming carbon border charge will be “recycled” to replenish the EU budget and finance the bloc’s green transition, senior officials have said. However, this won’t be the main goal, they cautioned, saying the new levy must pursue environmental objectives to comply with WTO rules. The European Commission’s proposal for a […]

  • EU countries agree to use natural gas and nuclear power for Green Deal

    • Date: 15/12/20
    • EurActiv
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    Member states have set aside their divergences on renewable vs ‘low-carbon’ hydrogen to focus on efforts to “rapidly upscale the market for hydrogen at EU level”. The EU’s 27 member states adopted Council conclusions on hydroge last Friday (11 December), bringing an end to weeks of tense discussions that saw proponents of renewable-only hydrogen clashing with those […]

  • EU’s Green Deal based on natural gas as ‘transitional energy’

    • Date: 14/12/20
    • EurActiv
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    Natural gas wins recognition as ‘transitional technology’ to climate neutrality The lower carbon intensity of natural gas – which produces half the emissions of coal when burned in power plants – and the emergence of new technologies like hydrogen are setting gas apart from other fossil fuels in the clean energy transition. On Friday, the […]

  • Europe’s Green Deal in limbo as EU faces existential crisis

    • Date: 27/11/20
    • The Times
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    Hungary and Poland are threatening to tear up European Union treaties as they raise the stakes in a battle over democratic principles and the budget. The EU has proposed a mechanism linking its €1.8 trillion budget and coronavirus recovery package to each member state’s respect for the rule of law. Brussels has accused Poland and […]

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