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  • Green Deal Facing Delays Due To Coronavirus, EU Admits

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

  • Czech PM Urges EU to Ditch Green Deal Amid Virus

    • Date: 17/03/20
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    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. “Europe is […]

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

    • Date: 17/03/20
    • EurActiv
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    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 […]

  • Green Deal Crisis: EU’s Carbon Border Levy Faces Long Delay As Germany Fears U.S. Retaliation

    • Date: 10/03/20
    • Financial Times
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    Brussels’ plan for a carbon border levy on imports risks getting snarled up in political resistance and compliance that could radically reduce the scope of the measure and delay it for years, officials have warned.  As part of the EU’s push to become climate neutral by 2050, the European Commission has promised a “carbon border […]

  • EU Risks A Green Deal Backlash

    • Date: 04/03/20
    • Financial Times
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    There is a good chance that Poland and other countries might resist this “very aggressive” proposal Wherever Greta Thunberg goes, the media circus tends to follow. So the fact that she is in Brussels on Wednesday, as the EU unveils the first stages of its green deal climate law, will undoubtedly deliver some eye-catching soundbites.  The […]

  • European Green Deal Risks Breaking EU Apart

    • Date: 24/02/20
    • EurActiv
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    The European Green Deal “will definitely create tensions” inside the EU, and risks pushing “two or three countries” to leave the Union altogether, warns former Romanian President Traian Basescu, saying the real priority in Romania is to build new infrastructure like motorways and exploit natural gas resources from the Black Sea. Traian Băsescu served for […]

  • Europe’s Green Deal Fails Its First Test

    • Date: 13/12/19
    • The Verge
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    The European Union couldn’t agree on a 2050 deadline for slashing greenhouse gas emissions In a stunning disappointment to environmentalists, a bid to cut the European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions to nearly zero by 2050 flopped at a key summit in Brussels. Today’s decision was the first test of whether the newly proposed European Green […]

  • Europe’s Green Deal Runs Into Trouble Amid Spat Over Cost

    • Date: 12/12/19
    • Bloomberg
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    A radical plan to turn Europe into the world’s first climate-neutral continent is running into opposition right out of the gate. Governments from the East of the European Union are threatening to torpedo a pledge to eliminate net carbon emissions by 2050 unless they are guaranteed more help in financing the transition. The airline industry signaled it’s ready […]

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