About: Markus Trilling

NGOs criticise the Juncker Plan’s green credentials

15% of Juncker Plan funding supports fossil fuel projects, according to a report by group of NGOs, which raises serious questions about the investment plan’s consistency with the EU's climate objectives. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 29-01-2016

EU funds still used to subsidise fossil fuels in Eastern member states

The countries of Eastern and Central Europe rarely use their EU funding for energy transition projects, instead using the money to entrench their dependence on fossil fuels. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Energy 26-01-2016

Misuse of EU funds holds back Europe’s clean energy transition

The new member states from Central Europe misuse the EU funding aimed at decarbonizing their energy systems, writes Markus Trilling, who takes stock of a report published today (26 January).
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Digital 02-10-2015

Will the ‘Juncker Plan’ Build the EU’s Digital Future?

The European Commission’s ‘Investment Plan for Europe’ aims to mobilise €315bn in investment to boost jobs and growth.

EU budget: Deal done, mission not accomplished

Now that a budget deal has been brokered between EU heads of states and governments, NGOs intend to be uncompromising in tracking the spending decisions at national level, writes Markus Trilling .
Regional Policy 17-11-2011

Cohesion policy: Watch out for the steps back

The European Commission's proposals that urge member states to invest part of their regional development fund on low-carbon and energy-efficiency measures sounds very encouraging, argues Markus Trilling of the CEE Bankwatch Network. The question that remains though is whether these proposals will be sufficient enough to secure the conditions for a sustainable regional development.

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