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Covid-19: Green conditions not required in bailouts, says EU commission

EU governments are not required to apply green conditions to financial rescue packages they grant companies hit by the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the EU transport commissioner Adina Valean told... Read more

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Timmermans: Aviation sector should contribute to climate action

It is ‘high time’ that the aviation sector contributes to climate action like other industries, the European Commission vice-president in charge of the EU Green Deal has told MEPs, suggesting that this contribution could come in the form of a tax on kerosene


Covid-19: NGOs demand green conditions are attached to Spain’s aviation bailout

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez has been urged to attach environmental conditions to state aid for the aviation industry to ensure a reduction in flights and aircraft emissions in line with the government’s commitment to a green recovery from Covid-19


Covid-19: Auto industry ramps up demands for EU green support

Speeding up the transition to low carbon fuels, supporting the ‘reskilling’ of workers and reflecting the need for a ‘just transition’ feature among fresh demands made by Europe’s automotive industry to the European Commission


Covid-19: €26bn of bailouts for airlines with no binding green conditions

European airlines are set to benefit from €26bn of bailouts with governments failing to impose environmental conditions, according to analysis by green groups


Electric cars reach record market share despite Covid-19 auto-market slump

Sales of electric cars were boosted in the first quarter of 2020 despite a slump in combustion engine passenger vehicles triggered by the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis

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