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EU poll shows limited support for green taxes

An EU survey has indicated support among citizens for heavier financial penalties for environmental offenders, but more limited backing for higher taxation of environmentally damaging practices
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Environment commissioner passes Parliament test

MEPs will give the green light for Karmenu Vella to be the next EU commissioner for environment, fisheries and maritime affairs following his European Parliament hearing on Monday
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Green public procurement’s growing pains

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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New EU Commission

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Incoming Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker announced a new Commission structure and team on 10 September.

Malta's Karmenu Vella will take over a merged environment and fisheries brief and has been charged with reviewing the EU's nature laws.

Spain's Miguel Arias Cañete will lead on energy and climate, under the leadership of vice-president for energy union Alenka Bratušek of Slovenia.

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