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  • EU Faces Existential Crisis Between Green Deal And Survival

    • Date: 29/04/20
    • Voice of America
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    The coronavirus crisis risks becoming an existential crisis for the European Union, say diplomats and analysts, as the EU struggles to coordinate a financial response to the pandemic.  Last week, the EU’s national leaders struck an interim agreement on a recovery deal with an emergency fund of about $581 million (a half-billion euros), which the hardest hit member states can tap […]

  • It’s All Over For Europe’s Green Deal As Angela Merkel’s MEPs Say ‘It’s No Longer Viable’

    • Date: 24/04/20
    • Fokus Magazin
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    Berlin. Opposition to the EU’s Green Deal promoted by EU Commission leader Ursula von der Leyen is growing among Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU MEPs in the European Parliament.  The leader of the Parliamentary Party Markus Pieper told news magazine FOCUS: The Green Deal was a gigantic challenge for an economy in top shape. After the corona […]

  • EU May Shift Green Deal Funding Into ‘White Deal’ For Pandemic Healthcare Needs

    • Date: 22/04/20
    • Dave Keating, Forbes
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    EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has floated an idea: why not combine the green deal climate plan with a white deal for healthcare? As EU national leaders prepare for a crucial video summit tomorrow on how to respond to the economic crisis caused by Coronavirus, about half the member countries are insisting that […]

  • Leaked Document Reveals EU To Delay Green Deal Initiatives

    • Date: 16/04/20
    • EurActiv
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    The European Commission is reviewing its 2020 work programme in light of the coronavirus crisis. Although climate policies remain broadly on track, other initiatives under the European Green Deal are being delayed because they are considered “less essential”. The coronavirus crisis is putting Commission staff under unprecedented pressure to deal with “urgent, new and existing […]

  • Legal Opinion: Green Deal ‘Delegate Acts’ Incompatible With EU Treaties

    • Date: 08/04/20
    • European Conservatives and Reformists Group
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    A legal opinion of the European Parliament’s legal service requested by ECR MEPs Alexandr Vondra and Anna Zalewska has found the Commission’s attempted use of “delegated acts” to reach emission targets under the Green Deal to be incompatible with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). “The Commission is […]

  • SOS: EU Urged To Put Economic Survival Ahead Of Green Deal

    • Date: 04/04/20
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    As Europe’s economies are in full lockdown, industries facing total collapse are desperately calling on the EU to water down or at least delay costly climate policies. In this crisis it is becoming evident that the Green Deal is an existential threat to Europe’s economies and the wellbeing of the general public rather than a […]

  • Diplomats Signal End Of Europe’s Green Deal In Attempt To Save EU Economy

    • Date: 25/03/20
    • Reuters
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    “We cannot just continue with the plans and programmes we had so far. They were developed for a world without coronavirus.” BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Poland, which relies heavily on coal-fired power stations, will find it even more difficult to achieve the European Union’s climate goals because of the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the […]

  • Coronavirus Throws EU’s Green Deal Into Disarray

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