The European Commission is looking at different types of fiscal incentives to increase demand for recycled plastics, which are currently more costly than virgin materials, Jyrki Katainen told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU national governments say harbouring dodgy money is wrong - unless you’re European. After months of intense negotiations, the 28 EU finance ministers finally published their much-awaited blacklist of tax havens this week. And it landed like a damp squib.
Negotiators from the European Parliament and the 28 member states have agreed a deal for EU oversight of national car approval authorities to prevent another Dieselgate scandal, despite resistance from Germany.
Under new leadership since last year, industry association Eurelectic has committed to making European power generation carbon neutral well before 2050. But getting agreement within the group remains difficult.
The European Commission is on track to miss its target of decreasing cancer deaths by 15% by 2020. But a focus on thrombosis, the subject of a global awareness campaign today, could turn things around.