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Climate change 02-12-2015

Climate talks should fight global warming and boost growth with incentives

Ahead of the climate summit in Paris, EPP Group MEPs Krisjanis Karins of the Industry Committee and Peter Liese of the Environment Committee say it is possible to reach an effective agreement to stop global warming by using incentives to encourage citizens and businesses to become more energy-efficient.
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Hedegaard: World should stay below 2 degrees global temperature increase

Speaking to EURACTIV in its #Media4EU event, former Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said that she hopes 'there will be enough political will” to reach a global agreement on a “below 2 degrees average temperature increase” in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year
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Digital & Media 11-07-2014

European Smart Cities projects, local innovation boosters?

Today, Open Government Data is often difficult to access and use by the developer community, let alone the average citizen. In Issy-les-Moulineaux [www.issy.com] and in Paris in the framework of the “Futur-en-Seine Festival”, European Smart Cities projects have come together for 3 days of intensive debates and exchange of good practices to develop new e-Services for citizens at local level across Europe.
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Renewable energies 06-03-2013

Solar Impulse lands in Brussels

The solar-powered Solar Impulse plane landed in Brussels late on Friday on its first international flight, 13 hours after leaving Payerne airport in western Switzerland. The landing was delayed by about 40 minutes by strong winds. Take-off on Friday morning had already been delayed by fog. Bertrand Piccard, the man behind the Solar Impulse idea, described the flight as a "historic moment", and stressed its symbolic importance for flight using renewable energy.
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Elections 07-05-2012

Hollande to fight austerity after beating Sarkozy

The victory of French social-democrat Francois Hollande in the Sunday's presidential elections creates a completely new dynamic on the European agenda. The newly elected president has openly positioned himself against Germany's way of managing the euro crisis, emphasizing that Austerity can no longer be the only option. EU Commission Chief Jose Manuel Barroso, a member of Sarkozy's political family, welcomed Hollande's victory. Barroso said both leaders share the same growth-driven view for Europe.