16.04.2020

LEAKED: Full list of delayed European Green Deal initiatives – euractiv.com

The European Commission is reviewing its 2020 work programme in light of the coronavirus crisis. Although climate policies remain broadly on track, other initiatives under the European Green Deal are being delayed because they are considered “less essential”. The coronavirus crisis is putting Commission staff under unprecedented pressure to deal with “urgent, new and existing […]

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14.04.2020

Tackling COVID-19: Council adopts amended EU budget for 2020 – consilium.europa.eu

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/fr/press/press-releases/2020/04/14/tackling-covid-19-council-adopts-amended-eu-budget-for-2020/ The EU is making available almost all the remaining money from this year’s budget to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council has today adopted by written procedure two proposals which amend the EU budget for 2020 in order to free up funds to respond to the COVID-19 crisis Money is also being made available […]

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04.04.2020

A resilient EU economy must be built on strong local communities – euractiv.com

By  Dirk Vansintjan Dirk Vansintjan is President of the European Federation of Renewable Energy Cooperatives, REScoop.eu. Over the coming weeks, EU leaders will be working on a plan to help rebuild the economy after the crisis brought about by the Corona virus. In a meeting among Heads of State last week, European Council President Charles Michel emphasised the […]

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26.03.2020

COVID-19 emergency makes EU budget deal more urgent than ever – euractiv.com

Enrico Rossi, President of Tuscany Region, addressing the plenary of the Committee of Regions. [EU/GUERDIN] By Enrico Rossi The seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak makes hefty cuts to cohesion policy in the EU’s next long-term budget all the more unjustified, writes Enrico Rossi, the governor of Italy’s Tuscany Region. Enrico Rossi is President of Tuscany […]

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26.03.2020

How a green recovery can help modernise Europe – euractiv.com

Europe’s recovery package should be designed for sustainability and help SMEs go green while supporting modernisation, writes Mats Engström. [Wayne National Forest / Flickr] By Mats Engström EU institutions and member states must act quickly and coherently in response to the COVID-19 crisis, writes Mats Engström. He suggests six points to consider when EU institutions […]

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