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European Green Deal: 10 things you need to know

European Green Deal: 10 things you need to know

ENDS takes you through the 10 key elements of the European Green Deal unveiled by Commission president Ursula von der Leyen

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European Green Deal: 12 things you need to know about the Just Transition Mechanism

European Green Deal: 12 things you need to know about the Just Transition Mechanism

The European Commission has revealed details of the Just Transition Fund, its first legislative proposal for its flagship economic plan to decarbonise Europe by 2050, the European Green Deal. Here's what you need to know

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EU executive bids to break budget deadlock with climate funding pledge

As EU leaders failed to reach unanimity on the bloc’s long-term budget on Friday, the European Commission, in an attempt to please all sides, handed government leaders a proposal to raise climate ambition

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Climate commitment does not cover current trade talks, says Hogan

The European Commission has been condemned in the European Parliament after trade commissioner Phil Hogan confirmed that its commitment to enshrine the Paris climate agreement in all future free trade agreements will not apply to those currently under negotiation

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Just transition fund offers ‘peanuts’ to Europe's coal regions

A fund to help coal dependent regions go green needs ‘fresh money’, according to the former chair of the European Parliament's industry committee, while Polish mayors have called for the European Commission to by-pass national governments when disbursing any cash

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Energy committee calls on EU to support energy projects in line with climate aims

The European Parliament’s industry and energy committee (ITRE) has called on the European Commission to select priority energy infrastructure projects in line with its climate policy

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‘50 actions for 2050’: von der Leyen unveils her European Green Deal

‘50 actions for 2050’: von der Leyen unveils her European Green Deal

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has promised a radical transformation of the EU economy through the European Green Deal, describing it as 'Europe’s man-on-the-moon moment'

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Interview: EEB's Wates on the new EU executive, 'friendly fire', and why climate criminals should be behind bars

Interview: EEB's Wates on the new EU executive, 'friendly fire', and why climate criminals should be behind bars

Jeremy Wates, the long standing secretary general of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), speaks to ENDS about the tumultuous year that was 2019, which saw a 'green wave' contribute to a major shift in the balance of power in the European Parliament and the commission, and what lies ahead

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Interview: EEA head Hans Bruyninckx on the European Green Deal, the EU budget and eco-friendly ‘creative destruction’

Interview: EEA head Hans Bruyninckx on the European Green Deal, the EU budget and eco-friendly ‘creative destruction’

With the European Environment Agency warning that time is running out for Europe to address the ever worsening climate and environment crises, executive director Hans Bruyninckx tells ENDS he is optimistic about the new European Commission, with the planned European Green Deal showing ‘a real shift in emphasis’

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

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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