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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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Advisors tell Commission to ‘offset’ red tape

The European Commission should establish a regulatory “offsetting” system, balancing new administrative burdens on business by removing existing ones from the acquis, high-level advisors say
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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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Energy union plans

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MEPs have approved Maroš Šefčovič as energy union commissioner following a European Parliament hearing on 20 October where he outlined his five-point plan for the role.

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