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Blog: All eyes on Biden to prove his climate mettle; sausage-gate part II ...

Blog: All eyes on Biden to prove his climate mettle; sausage-gate part II

Speculation in Brussels is mounting over whether the Biden administration will be able to turn the tide on climate action, as a familiar war over words breaks out again over vegan food products.

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Blog: Relative quiet in Brussels as the European Quarter emerges from hibernation

The wheels of the Brussels machine have slowly begun to turn after an exhausting end to 2020 as policymakers gear up for a crunch year of climate action.

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Blog: Merry Christmas from Planet Brussels

No trace of any snow in Brussels, but there has been a flurry of legislative activity in the last week before the Christmas break: on climate, trains and transparency. And there is every chance 2021 will prove to be even busier.

Water

Blog: So long, and thanks for all the fish

A big week in Brussels ends with member states settling on a 55% greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2030 – although Brexit trade talks head into extra time over environmental standards and the old problem of fishing rights.

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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. Robert Hodgson gets the details.

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Interview: Svenja Schulze on Germany’s Council presidency

Interview: Svenja Schulze on Germany’s Council presidency

The German environment minister speaks to ENDS about the challenges of holding the EU Council presidency during a pandemic, the prospects of a ‘green recovery’ and this year’s federal elections.

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Interview: Portugal’s environment minister on his priorities for the Council presidency

Interview: Portugal’s environment minister on his priorities for the Council presidency

João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Portuguese environment and climate minister, speaks to ENDS about the prospects of a green recovery as his government takes over the rotating presidency of the EU Council.

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Interview: Claude Turmes on green action beyond the Brussels bubble

Interview: Claude Turmes on green action beyond the Brussels bubble

Luxembourg’s energy minister Claude Turmes talks to ENDS about the building momentum on climate action, breaking through industry intransigence and why a fossil fuel led recovery from the covid crisis would be “game over” for the planet.

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Interview: How cities hold the key to the European Green Deal’s success

Interview: How cities hold the key to the European Green Deal’s success

Dorthe Nielsen, head of Eurocities, tells ENDS why Europe’s carbon neutrality goals for 2050 will hinge on what happens in its urban areas.

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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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