About: EU Green Deal

Agrifood 26-05-2022

Green deal is not dead, Czech agri minister states ahead of EU Presidency

The Green Deal must remain a key priority of the agricultural sector in spite of the war in Ukraine, according to Czech agriculture minister Zdeněk Nekula, who is preparing to take over the reins as chair of the EU Agrifish Council in July.
Transport 12-05-2022

Lawmakers back EU-wide ban on new fossil fuel cars from 2035, despite strong lobbying

Lawmakers in the European Parliament’s environment committee voted to uphold a proposed ban on the sale of polluting vehicles from 2035 but narrowly rejected proposals for stricter 2030 targets on cars and vans that would have made the transition smoother.
Elections 14-04-2022

Macron faces battle to convince green and radical-left voters

Ahead of the final run-off on 24 April, French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to attract voters who supported the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Green Yannick Jadot in the first round, yet his approach sometimes borders on greenwashing. 

To boost renovation, EU wants to reset single market for construction materials

Faced with growing pressure to renovate homes and reduce energy demand for heating, the European Commission has tabled a proposal to revitalise the EU's moribund market for construction products.
Energy 30-03-2022

Brussels debate: Russia’s ‘Trojan horses’ need to break away from the Kremlin

When Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007, the Russian ambassador to NATO and the EU named it one of the Kremlin’s “Trojan horses”, referring to the power Russia could exert on the EU through its new ties to Brussels.
Biofuels 18-03-2022

MEP proposes fewer restrictions on biofuels to meet higher renewables target

The amount of bioenergy in the EU's transport sector will increase under plans put forward by the lawmaker leading the European Parliament's position on the EU’s renewable energy law, a scenario likely to rankle green legislators.
Agrifood 10-03-2022

Commission reaffirms commitment to EU’s green goals in first food security meeting

The European Commission stood firm in its resolve to forge ahead with the EU’s sustainable food goals in the first expert meeting on food security this week, despite growing fears around food shortages caused by the war in Ukraine.
Energy 10-03-2022

Russia’s war in Ukraine: Why doubling down on the Green Deal is the best strategy

As EU leaders meet in Versaille, energy is set to be a key topic. But leaders must ensure that the decisions they make to break away from Russian energy push the EU in the direction of sustainability, argue European sustainability think tanks.
Europe's East 08-03-2022

The Russian war in Ukraine and the Green Deal

In the light of the change of paradigm brought by the Russian war in Ukraine, there is no reason to halt or denounce the Green Deal, but it makes a lot of sense to significantly amend it, writes Radan Kanev.
Industrial Strategy 22-02-2022

What the Chips Act doesn’t say: The environmental challenge of producing semiconductors

The dire environmental cost of semiconductor manufacturing, which is getting more problematic with every new generation of microchips, has been largely overlooked in the European Commission’s semiconductor package. The Chips Act, presented earlier this month, is part of an overall...
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The Pathway to Sustainable Construction: Reading the Signs

Olympia Dolla is Sustainable Construction Manager at EURIMA, the European Insulation Manufacturers Association. Europe has set out to be a world leader in the fight against climate change, showing others the way to climate neutrality by 2050. The construction industry...
Aviation 07-02-2022

MEP Jutta Paulus: Cheap flights are distorting the EU transport market

The proposed ‘ReFuelEU Aviation’ regulation is a basis to ensure that industry bears the true cost of aviation’s impact on the environment, argues MEP Jutta Paulus.
Energy 31-01-2022

The missing element of Europe’s energy and climate security policy

The implementation of the energy and climate security policies in Europe calls for the introduction of new evidence-based policy instruments for monitoring the progress of member-states, such as a EU Energy Security Risks Index, write Ruslan Stefanov and Martin Vladimirov.

No more delays: the Commission must publish new rules for corporate Europe

It's time for the European Commission to finally make good on its promise to regulate the supply chains that feed into Europe’s single market, argues Richard Gardiner.
Electric vehicles 13-01-2022

Auto parts makers accused of obstructing EU climate policies

European auto parts makers are undermining efforts to decarbonise the transport sector by lobbying against climate-friendly EU policies, a new analysis by the climate thinktank InfluenceMap has claimed.
EU-Africa 04-01-2022

2022: COVID and vaccine access cast a shadow over EU-Africa partnership plan

Nearly two years after the European Commission set out plans for a ‘strategic partnership’ with Africa, and repeated delays, the long-awaited EU–African Union summit is almost upon us.
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Future EU 04-01-2022

Why Europe? On European Purpose and Power

The world is fragmented and the future is uncertain. New paradigms and narratives are emerging. Why should Europe then be the answer? And what makes Europe “European”? Europa can best be understood by its history, its sufferings and revolutions, the...
Central Asia 22-12-2021

Kazakhstan ambassador: 2021 has been a ‘special year’ in Kazakh-EU relations

In an exclusive interview, Margulan Baimukhan, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the EU, discussed tensions between major geopolitical players, Central Asian cooperation, and his country's traditions in promoting international understanding.
Climate change 21-12-2021

Why the EU Green Deal is critical for making the construction sector sustainable

The construction sector needs to become more agile to meet the challenges of energy transition when it comes to climate change, and one of the most prominent financial instruments supporting companies is sustainability-linked bonds, writes Ebru Özdemir.

Commission to table green investment rules for gas and nuclear early next year

The European Commission plans to finish next year its long-awaited rules on whether to label gas and nuclear energy as climate-friendly investments under EU green finance rules, its environment policy chief said on Monday (20 December).
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Seizing the opportunity: three foundations for a smart and affordable building decarbonization

The conclusions of COP26 are clear: we have to speed up to keep the 1.5°C targets within reach. That is a priority of the new German government, the guiding principle for the EU Green Deal, and also for my company:...

EU’s new buildings law aims to renovate 15% least efficient homes

The European Commission has proposed the introduction of minimum energy performance standards for the 15% worst performing buildings in Europe, which would be rated “G” on the EU’s energy performance scale, whether they are residential or not.
Central Asia 01-12-2021

Kazakhstan plans to model new ETS on EU’s scheme, say lawmakers

Kazakhstan plans to align its revamped carbon emissions trading scheme closely with the EU’s as part of its domestic green transition plans, its lawmakers said at a conference hosted by EURACTIV.
Central Asia 26-11-2021

Kazakhstan president visits Brussels in effort to deepen relations

The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, paid a rare official visit to Belgium on Thursday and Friday (25-26 November) in an effort to present his country as a reliable partner to the EU and open the door to new opportunities.