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Blog: The road to EUCO

Blog: The road to EUCO

Crunch talks on the EU’s 2030 greenhouse gas emissions cuts are approaching – and the horse-trading is going to be “hellishly complicated”, according to one seasoned observer of Polish politics.... Read more

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Blog: Lobster offers Europe a cautionary tale on trade and the environment

In Brussels this week: the EU stands accused of hastening the demise of an endangered whale, the battle over ‘clean hydrogen’ rages on, and Hungary makes western Europe a climate action offer it can only refuse.

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Blog: CAP ire continues, the rise of the EU’s Atlantis and the European Parliament’s eternal question

What does a sunken Ice Age island have to do with the EU’s renewable energy targets? And has the European Commission finally managed to put an end to its beef with member states over the CAP? Robert Hodgson investigates.

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Blog: After the US election, are the stars aligning for climate action?

With Joe Biden on the verge of victory in the US presidential election, a new era could be dawning for climate diplomacy.

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Blog: Thoughts turn to air quality as Brussels locks down again, MEP campaign takes an unprecedented turn

With Europe entering a new period of covid restrictions, will we see a return to the clear skies of Lockdown 1.0? And what will it mean for the EU’s packed legislative schedule?

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Interview: Sinkevicius on his first year as environment commissioner

Interview: Sinkevicius on his first year as environment commissioner

Environment commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius tells ENDS about his efforts to keep the European Green Deal on track as the EU grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Interview: A place for metal ore mining in Europe as green deal takes shape

Interview: A place for metal ore mining in Europe as green deal takes shape

The EU will need a lot more windmills and solar farms as it ramps up its renewable power production – and that means more metals, says Guy Thiran, director general of trade association Eurometaux.

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Interview: Former EU climate chief Connie Hedegaard on the bloc’s low-carbon future

Interview: Former EU climate chief Connie Hedegaard on the bloc’s low-carbon future

The EU’s first climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard talks to ENDS about her return to the Brussels bubble, why COP15 was not the failure many think it was and why the EU should hurry up and agree on a 55% emissions cut.

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Interview: Head of EU farming lobby on CAP reform, Brexit and Biden

Interview: Head of EU farming lobby on CAP reform, Brexit and Biden

Pekka Pesonen, head of the EU’s powerful agriculture lobby group COPA-COGECA, talks to ENDS about the Common Agricultural Policy, Brexit and the prospect of Biden in the White House.

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Who is Virginijus Sinkevičius, the EU’s next environment commissioner?

Who is Virginijus Sinkevičius, the EU’s next environment commissioner?

Lithuanian, 28 years old, minister for economy and innovation since 2017, Virginijus Sinkevicius has been appointed European Commissioner for Environment and Oceans

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Infographic: who sits on the new energy committee?

Infographic: who sits on the new energy committee?

The European Parliament’s industry, research and energy (ITRE) committee’s brief includes proposing amendments to legislative proposals in key climate-related policy areas.

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CHART: Who is on the new Environment Committee?

CHART: Who is on the new Environment Committee?

The European Parliament has decided on who will sit in its committees for the 2019-2014 legislative period - click through for a full list of the new environment committee

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