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EC proposes new investment court for TTIP16 Sep 2015 The European Commission has proposed a new investment court as part of the EU-US trade agreement to replace a contentious mechanism for resolving investors’ disputes with regulators
Juncker links immigration with climate change9 Sep 2015 European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has called for ambitious climate action to “tackle the root causes of the next migration wave”
Sustainable development goals agreed3 Aug 2015 Diplomats meeting at the UN have adopted 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years, including taking “urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.
Bailouts’ environmental gains and pains31 Oct 2013 The bailouts of cash-strapped EU countries have sped up water pricing implementation but hit the renewable energy sector hard, finds Valerie Flynn
Joining the environmental liability debate16 Jul 2013 ENDS Europe editor François Le Goff responds to Justice and Environment’s criticism of a recent opinion article on environmental liability
Green public procurement’s growing pains21 Nov 2012 Greening public buying has been on the agenda for many years but progress on the ground has been slow. Roz Bulleid looks at what policymakers are doing to help
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