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UK leadership hopefuls clash over Brexit promises

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 09:43
Boris Johnson stood accused Tuesday (9 July) of having nothing to offer Britain but "blind optimism" as he and his rival for the premiership clashed over Brexit in a bad-tempered TV debate.
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Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS): Time to inject a new sense of urgency?

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 09:38
The European Commission unveiled its 2050 climate strategy on November 28th, saying the transition to “a climate neutral economy” with net-zero emissions by mid-century will be positive for the economy, despite the significant additional investments it will require.
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Russia readies to ratify Paris Agreement, warns about renewables ‘absolutism’

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 09:24
The Russian government will submit legislation to ratify the Paris climate agreement by September, but president Vladimir Putin warned against the perils of “absolutist” renewable energy. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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France to impose green tax on plane tickets

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 08:49
France announced Tuesday (9 July) it would impose new taxes on plane tickets of up to €18 per flight, joining other EU states seeking to limit the environmental impact of air travel.
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France adopts tough law against online hate speech

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 08:48
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. /// PARIS Online hate speech:  French lawmakers have adopted tough legislation against online hate speech. The bill,...
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EU clarifies funding scope for CO2 capture technology

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 08:39
The European Commission has clarified how it intends to support carbon capture and storage (CCS), a key technology in the fight against global warming, which supporters say will enable deep emission cuts in heavy industries such as cement, steel and petrochemicals.
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Europe agrees to put forward one candidate for IMF chair

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 08:35
EU finance ministers unanimously decided on Tuesday (9 July) to present one single candidate to succeed Christine Lagarde as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
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German coalition divided over carbon pricing

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 08:34
Should Germany put a price on carbon emissions from transport, buildings or agriculture, which are currently not covered by the EU emissions trading scheme? The question is dividing members of the ruling coalition. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Minister: EU-Morocco pact is about having relationship we both deserve

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 08:33
A week after the EU and Morocco launched plans for an ambitious new trade and political deal at the Morocco-EU Association Council, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita explained in an exclusive interview how his country wants to build its relationship with the EU.
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Forest Green Rovers, the world’s greenest football club

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 08:31
A vegan menu, bamboo-made t-shirts, an organic pitch, a stadium 100% powered with renewable energy… in less than a decade, the Forest Green Rovers has become the first carbon-neutral club in the world. EURACTIV interviewed its manager.
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European solar thermal market sees slight increase

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 08:17
In the European Union, the solar thermal market grew by almost 10% compared to 2017.  Despite this being a large increase, it remains insufficient to achieve short-term objectives. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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Will New Democracy undermine the positive momentum in the Western Balkans?

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 07:01
Following New Democracy’s return to power there are concerns in Brussels, Berlin and Washington about changes in Greece’s policy towards its Balkan neighbours, write Alexandra Voudouri and Ioannis Armakolas.
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The Bromine-based energy storage [Promoted content]

Euractiv.com - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 07:00
Bromine-based flow batteries are a highly efficient and cost-effective electro-chemical energy storage solution, providing a range of options to successfully manage energy from renewable sources, minimizing energy loss, reducing overall energy use and cost and safeguarding security of supply.
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Finland kicks off EU presidency with bid to tackle ‘unfin[n]ished business’

Euractiv.com - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 17:18
"A sustainable Europe - a sustainable future". This is Finland's motto to kickstart its presidency in the European Council for the next six months. The Finnish programme seeks to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest, expand the digital internal market and strengthen military cooperation. EURACTIV Germany reports. 
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The Brief – The Lion and the Unicorn

Euractiv.com - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 16:58
The perils of dealing with Donald Trump have been spelt out in technicolour to the wounded British Lion, who must be wondering why nobody gives her a break. ‘Dysfunctional, unpredictable, diplomatically clumsy and inept’ were some of the phrases the...
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Tusk hopes for ‘higher level’ of EU-Azerbaijan ties

Euractiv.com - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 16:54
On a visit to Baku on Tuesday (9 July), Council President Donald Tusk said the EU and Azerbaijan were “coming closer to each other every year”, and expressed the Union’s readiness to further deepen our cooperation with Azerbaijan, including in fields such as human rights.
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Labour’s Corbyn finally backs new EU referendum

Euractiv.com - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 16:53
Labour, the UK's biggest opposition party, has finally backed a second referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU, bringing an end to several years of uncertainty and equivocation by saying it would support the Remain option.
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The world’s biggest climate fund eyes more efficiency, private funding

Euractiv.com - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 15:37
The GCF, the world’s biggest climate fund, tries to channel more money into climate projects – EU leaders had reaffirmed their commitment to the replenishment of the fund in their June summit’s conclusions. But its decision-making takes too long, critics say.  
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Infographic: EU support for water resilience in Central Asia

Euractiv.com - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 15:04
Central Asia is facing increasingly severe environmental challenges. The EU is offering help to the region to turn those challenges into opportunities. Enhancing environmental, climate and water resilience is a substantial element of the new EU strategy for Central Asia.
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Winners and losers in race for the EU’s top jobs

Euractiv.com - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 15:03
The distribution of the various key positions within the European institutions needs to take into account a delicate balance between geographical and political origin. In this complex exercise, some fared better than others. EURACTIV France reports.
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