Politics & Law

Blog: a look ahead to a week of budget clashes

On Monday, MEPs in the environment (ENVI) and industry and energy (ITRE) committees – including post-Brexit newcomers – will kick off the week with a two-day agenda debating an array of green issues,... Read more

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Blog: Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo is angry... about 'forever chemical' PFAS

Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo this week brought Hollywood glamour to the European Parliament when he visited Brussels as part of a tour to promote Dark Waters, a film based on the real-life story of a US lawyer who waged a legal battle against a major chemicals firm

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Blog: Bye-bye Britain - a new, greener, chapter begins?

Britain's departure from the bloc has seen no shortage of lawmakers and officials professing the shedding of actual tears. London's stance on environmental policy means fractious talks lie ahead.

Climate

Blog: What if Poland isn't the EU's main barrier to climate action?

While Warsaw has often been cast as the bad guy when it comes to climate targets, comments from a top official suggest the European Commission is more worried about another big polluter

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Blog: The European Green Deal: boldly going where no environmental policy has gone before

This latest from Brussels: Lukewarm reception for just transition fund proposals, UK lawmakers set to bow out and countdown begins to European space conference

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Interview: Can the EU force the oil and gas sector to clean up its act?

Interview: Can the EU force the oil and gas sector to clean up its act?

ENDS talks to Poppy Kalesi, global energy director at NGO Environmental Defense Fund, about the climate threat from methane leakages in the oil and gas sector, and what Brussels can do about it

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Interview: Coal lobby leader on compensation, EU hostility, and securing just transition funds for the sector

Interview: Coal lobby leader on compensation, EU hostility, and securing just transition funds for the sector

Brian Ricketts, secretary general of the European Association for Coal and Lignite (Euracoal), says that the winding up of coal-fired power generation is a political decision, not an economic one, and stresses that the global industry is far from moribund

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Interview: Portugal’s space boss on disappointment with the EU Green Deal, and how satellites can help clean up the oceans

Interview: Portugal’s space boss on disappointment with the EU Green Deal, and how satellites can help clean up the oceans

The president of Portugal's space agency, Chiara Manfletti, talks to ENDS about the space sector’s push to merge environmental and technological goals

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Interview: Iceland's environment minister on 'absurd' EU energy market rules, the European Green Deal, and aiming for carbon neutrality

Interview: Iceland's environment minister on 'absurd' EU energy market rules, the European Green Deal, and aiming for carbon neutrality

ENDS speaks to Iceland's environment minister, biologist and environmentalist Gudmundur Ingi Gudbrandsson, about his government's climate plans and being required, as an EFTA member, to uphold the EU's core environmental principles

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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

Climate

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.

Politics & Law

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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