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Climate change 09-10-2019

Timmermans gets broad support at Parliament hearing: the main points

Frans Timmermans passed his European Parliament hearing with flying colours on Tuesday evening (9 October) and was confirmed the following day as Ursula von der Leyen’s climate paladin from 1 November. Here are the main talking points.

Green Deal branded as ‘hallmark’ of new European Commission

"I want the European Green Deal to become Europe's hallmark,” said European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, as she tasked her second-in-command with overseeing Europe’s goal of achieving climate neutrality by mid-century.
EU Elections 2019 09-07-2019

Power-sharing puzzle solved: Who will chair parliamentary committees?

EURACTIV has pieced together the names of already designated and potential candidates for chairing the European Parliament’s 20 committees and two sub-committees, before their formal election on Wednesday (10 July).
EU Elections 2019 01-04-2019

Nathalie Loiseau launches LREM campaign

Leading candidate Nathalie Loiseau and the other 29 top candidates on the “Renaissance” list of the La République En Marche for the European elections kicked off their campaign at the first meeting on 30 March in Aubervilliers. EURACTIV France reports.

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 12-07-2016

France aims to set carbon price of at least €50 by 2030

France has confirmed it will introduce a floor price for carbon emissions from coal power stations, which will increase from around €20 in 2020 to €50 in 2030. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Energy 25-05-2016

The game behind France’s carbon price floor

The carbon pricing measures announced by French President François Hollande will unfairly benefit EDF, the energy company's competitors have said.  EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
22-04-2016

The EU’s ‘prisoner’s dilemma’ on climate action

Until the EU can agree on how to share its responsibility for climate action, it will not be able to sign the Paris deal. A high ambition coalition could accelerate this process. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 25-01-2016

Can we feed the world and halt climate change?

SPECIAL REPORT/ The fundamental purpose of farming is to feed humanity. But the reality of contemporary agriculture is often quite different, and it is costing the planet dearly. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 14-07-2015

Developing countries eye EU carbon quota sales to fuel growth

Reforming the European Union Emissions Trading System in 2020 could raise €80 billion for the fight against climate change, which could help fund climate adaptation in developing countries. EURACTIV France reports
French Senat
Development Policy 10-06-2014

French overseas aid reshuffled after budget cuts

The new French legislation on development aid policy aims to create a unique structure to oversee the country's international technical expertise. Budget cuts mean government will shift emphasis to “coherence and efficiency,” EURACTIV France reports.
EU Elections 2014 21-05-2014

Green Party promises to fight tax evasion in Europe

 In an effort to highlight tax evasion in Europe, the French Green Party is organising a guided tour of tax evasion hotspots in Paris (May 20). The Green Party criticises the Financial Transaction Tax, advocates for greater financial transparency, and claims Pierre Moscovici would make a bad commissioner. EURACTIV France reports.
syria conflict
Development Policy 12-05-2014

Fact-checking: French development aid dropped in 2013

French development aid decreased by almost 10% in 2013, according to the OECD, a surprising drop which runs contrary to governmental declarations, EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 18-04-2014

French development aid and francophonie make unlikely bedfellows

The French cabinet reshuffle brought the development and francophonie portfolios under one secretary of state, an arrangement that many struggle to understand. EURACTIV France reports.
African girls leave the market carrying bags with food
Development Policy 10-04-2014

France cuts its development aid more than Greece

France's official development assistance (ODA) decreased by almost 10% in 2013, and is likely to continue the trend in 2014. Greece cuts its official ODA by 7.7% in 2013, due to draconian austerity measures undertaken by the country since 2010. EURACTIV France reports.

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