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EU Priorities 2020 08-11-2013

Tight EU budgets usher in new era of efficient spending, innovative finance

SPECIAL REPORT / When there is less money, the only way to cope is to spend it better and more efficiently. This is the age-old principle behind Brussels' approach to the next EU budget, for 2014-2020.
Climate change 10-05-2012

Microsoft to go carbon neutral

The tech giant commits to making data centres, air travel and offices meet carbon targets by July and to introducing an internal carbon market.
Energy 06-01-2011

Commission urges ‘concrete progress’ on energy efficiency

The European Commission signalled yesterday (5 January) that it would press member states hard to deliver "concrete steps" towards the EU's goal of a 20% improvement in energy efficiency by 2020.

EU to table directive on water savings in buildings

In the wake of new legislation to reduce the energy consumption of buildings and electric devices, the European Commission is determined to introduce similar measures for water.
Brexit 02-10-2009

Flemish businesses urge EU to ‘shame’ bad governments

European governments that fail to cut red tape, reform their labour markets and implement key elements of the knowledge economy should be publicly shamed, Jan Buysse of the Flanders Chamber of Commerce and Industry told EURACTIV in an interview.

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