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21st century public transport: People with disabilities face discrimination

The European Accessibility Act, the proposed law that would make products and services in the EU more accessible for persons with disabilities, is a unique opportunity for Europe, writes Catherine Naughton.

Disabled groups’ dismay at Parliament vote on accessibility

Disability groups have expressed dismay at this week’s vote in the European Parliament on the proposed EU Accessibility Act, saying it risks making the act “meaningless for millions of people.”

Battle hots up over details of Accessibilty Act for passengers with disabilities

Last week dozens of people with disabilities demonstrated outside the European Parliament in the hope that MEPs will honour promises they saw in a landmark new accessibility act.

Electricity 08-03-2017

Energy analyst: New nuclear reactors will heavily increase Hungary’s debt

Hungary does not care about the requirements imposed by the European Commission on Paks II, energy analyst András Deák told EURACTIV Slovakia. András Deák is a senior research fellow at the Institute of World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Deák spoke with EURACTIV.sk’s Pavol Szalai. Hungarian MEP Benedek Jávor (Greens) told me that …

Energy 09-01-2017

Green MEP: Hungarian argument for Paks II nuclear project is invalid

There are players in the game who are ready to take the Pak II case to the European Court of Justice – and I am one of them, Benedek Jávor told EURACTIV Czech Republic.

Energy 29-07-2016

UK to reconsider controversial nuclear energy plans

Britain's government has said it will launch a new review into a controversial project to build two new nuclear reactors led by French utility EDF, the country's first new nuclear plant in decades.

Energy 25-05-2016

The game behind France’s carbon price floor

The carbon pricing measures announced by French President François Hollande will unfairly benefit EDF, the energy company's competitors have said.  EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.

Health 22-01-2016

Nuclear safety now a ‘worrying’ issue

Indebted companies, an overwhelmed safety authority and a complex and muddled caseload show the French have not cracked the recipe for atomic success. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.

Competition 23-07-2015

Brussels orders EDF to return €1.37 billion in state aid

Tax breaks received by French energy giant EDF in 1997 violated European competition law, the European Commission has ruled. EURACTIV France reports

French foreign coal assets criticised ahead of COP 21

Energy giants EDF and Engie produce the equivalent of half of France's CO2 emissions in foreign power stations owned abroad, a "hypocrisy" denounced by campaigners ahead of the Paris climate conference later this year. EURACTIV France reports

Energy 31-03-2015

Gazprom buys South Stream shares from Eni, EDF and Wintershall

Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom has bought the shares of its European partner companies in the South Stream gas pipeline company, namely Eni, EDF and Wintershall, for approximately $1 billion, thus becoming sole owner of the defunct pipeline.

Energy 08-10-2014

EU approves British nuclear project with EDF

A British plan to guarantee the price of power from its first new nuclear project in decades won European Union backing in a landmark ruling on Wednesday (8 October) that threatens to trigger legal challenges.

Energy 06-10-2014

Austria will sue if EU regulator clears UK nuclear plant plan

Austria will take the European Commission to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) if the executive approves Britain's plans for €20.4 billion nuclear power plant, a spokesman for the country's chancellor said on Sunday.

Climate change 23-09-2014

Hinkley nuclear reactor project gains EU approval, leak reveals

Green groups condemn commissioner Almunia’s U-turn, as the EU competition czar deems Hinkley Point C subsidies to be within state aid rules.
 

Energy 18-08-2014

The cost of caring for Europe’s elderly nuclear plants

Europe's ageing nuclear fleet will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant operators many millions of dollars.

Euro & Finance 01-08-2014

Croatia won’t hit budget deficit target

Croatia will not be able to meet a budget deficit target agreed with the European Commission for this year because of high public spending, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said on Friday (1 August).

Brexit 20-03-2014

UK sketches out Europe’s energy alternatives to Russia

Europe has a range of options to shore up its energy security and cut dependence on Russian supplies, including asking the United States to export more gas, and working with Iraq, a British government document says.

Central Europe 12-03-2013

Orbán suffers setback in price war against energy utilities

Energy companies in Hungary have won a court case against the government over state-imposed natural gas price cuts, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told the European Parliament on Monday (11 March), calling it a "scandalous" legal decision.

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Health 27-11-2012

EDF on the 3rd European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities

On 5 December, the 3rd European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities will gather more than 400 delegates from organisations of persons with disabilities all around Europe.
Together with members of the European Parliament and other decision makers, we will discuss how EU can ensure the protection of the rights of its 80 million citizens with disabilities in this time of crisis.
We want an accessible Europe where all citizens have equal rights and opportunities!
We want nothing decided about us without us!
Learn more at: http://www.edf-feph.org/

Energy 19-06-2012

Our vision for Europe: Reliable, affordable and low-carbon energy

Clean, reliable and affordable energy is essential to the fabric of society itself, driving successful industries and businesses, says Igor Czerny of EDF.

Energy 30-07-2007

EU steps up pressure on France to liberalise energy market

The Commission announced the opening of antitrust procedures on 26 July against the leading French energy company, EDF, and the Belgian branch of Suez, Electrabel - saying that it suspected both energy providers of foreclosure of the Belgian and French electricity markets. 

Competition 16-06-2004

French government revisits EDF privatisation plans

The French government is reconsidering its plans to privatise the state incumbents EDF and GDF in spite of potential funding difficulties in a soon-to-be liberalised energy market.

Energy 17-12-2003

Commission puts end to EDF’s unlimited state guarantee

Responding to pressure from the Commission, the French government has agreed to end the unlimited state guarantee it granted to the former incumbent Electricité de France (EDF).