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Bonn climate talks to focus on draft deal

“Substantive progress” needs to be made on the negotiating text for a global climate change deal if it is to be finalised by mid-May as planned, the chairs of the process said as talks began in Bonn

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UK backs 2017 start for CO2 market reform

The UK will push for the long-term carbon market fix to begin in 2017, meaning the EU’s three biggest member states now back an early start date

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Mixed results for EU in green technology survey

Europe is increasingly falling behind in the low-carbon vehicle market, but it remains competitive in many renewable energy technologies, according to a study on green technology deployment

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Portugal implements green taxes and rebates

The Portuguese government has moved swiftly to implement recent recommendations by a commission of experts on green tax reform, approving CO2 and plastic bag charges

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New EU Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker (photograph: European People's Party, CC BY 2.0)

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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