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Can the EU tie green strings to its pandemic recovery plan?

On Sep 29, 2020
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Shrewd politicians know never to let a crisis go to waste and the coronavirus is an opportunity for Brussels to revive its green agenda. The Commission’s plans to create a carbon-neutral EU by 2050 through its ambitious European Green Deal could well be bolstered by the systemic shocks ...

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Can the EU tie green strings to its pandemic recovery plan?

Can the EU tie green strings to its pandemic recovery plan?

Shrewd politicians know never to let a crisis go to waste and the coronavirus is an opportunity for Brussels to revive its green agenda. The Commission’s plans to create a carbon-neutral EU ...

Nothing new under the recovery fund

Nothing new under the recovery fund

But the scale of the proposal could be a game changer.

Von der Leyen vote: Europe's media welcome EU Commission choice

Von der Leyen vote: Europe's media welcome EU Commission choice

European papers consider the challenges facing Ursula von der Leyen after her narrow win.

European Green Deal

European Green Deal

The European Green Deal is a programme outlined in the political guidelines of the incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. It aims to make Europe the first ...

“Strength has to start at home”: Interview with Borrell on the EU's response to the coronavirus

“Strength has to start at home”: Interview with Borrell on the EU's response to the coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic started as a health crisis, but it will have long-term political, economic, and social implications. In an exclusive interview with the head of ECFR’s Madrid ...

EU leaders choose France's Lagarde for ECB after marathon summit

EU leaders choose France's Lagarde for ECB after marathon summit

European Union leaders agreed on Tuesday to name France's Christine Lagarde...

Pascal Canfin MEP: Time to declare climate emergency in Europe

Pascal Canfin MEP: Time to declare climate emergency in Europe

The MEP chairing the European Parliament’s environment committee has called on the Assembly to declare climate emergency at the next plenary session in November. "It would be important to ...

The sun rises on a European Green Deal

The sun rises on a European Green Deal

As the European Commission prepares its strategy for a European Green Deal, it is important to understand how solar can deliver on ambitious climate targets.

EU green recovery package sets a marker for the world

EU green recovery package sets a marker for the world

The bloc is showing the way in rebuilding coronavirus-ravaged economies to fight the climate emergency

E.U.’s Coronavirus Recovery Plan Also Aims to Fight Climate Change

E.U.’s Coronavirus Recovery Plan Also Aims to Fight Climate Change

The proposed package would boost clean energy and transport to help the continent become carbon neutral by 2050

Experts react: Von der Leyen outlines vision for Europe’s post-COVID future

Experts react: Von der Leyen outlines vision for Europe’s post-COVID future

Atlantic Council experts react to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s speech and its implications for future EU policy.

Why the EU’s new top team is a setback for pro-Europeans

Why the EU’s new top team is a setback for pro-Europeans

After three days of wrangling, European leaders have agreed which top jobs should go to who. Ursula von der Leyen, Germany's centre-right defence minister, will become President of the ...

EU Commissioner Who Targeted Tech Giants Handed a Second Term

EU Commissioner Who Targeted Tech Giants Handed a Second Term

Margrethe Vestager, who has been the public face of the European Union’s regulatory push against Silicon Valley, has been nominated for a second term as the bloc’s competition commissioner.

European Neighbourhood Policy And Enlargement Negotiations

European Neighbourhood Policy And Enlargement Negotiations

The von der Leyen Commission: for a Union that strives for more

Boosting the Role of National Parliaments in EU Democracy

Boosting the Role of National Parliaments in EU Democracy

Getting national legislators more involved in EU affairs could help the European Parliament boost its legitimacy in the eyes of voters.

Europe plans to strictly regulate high-risk AI technology

Europe plans to strictly regulate high-risk AI technology

European Commission’s artificial intelligence plan also promises to pump billions into R&D

E.U. Proposes a Climate Law. Greta Thunberg Hears ‘Empty Words.’

E.U. Proposes a Climate Law. Greta Thunberg Hears ‘Empty Words.’

The bill would set a target of net zero carbon emissions across the bloc by 2050. That is decades later than what many activists say is needed.

Who's who in the new European Commission?

Who's who in the new European Commission?

The incoming European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen will have a new look when it takes office on 1 December.

Pedro Silva Pereira: A beacon of democracy

Pedro Silva Pereira: A beacon of democracy

The European Parliament has an impressive array of goals to pursue and challenges to face in the coming years, but policymakers are undaunted by the job ahead. Vice-President Pedro Silva ...

EU-US Privacy Shield, World Ozone Day, #EUBeachCleanup of the Anacostia, and More.

EU-US Privacy Shield, World Ozone Day, #EUBeachCleanup of the Anacostia, and More.

Presenting the new line-up of European Commissioners, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen said "this team will shape the European Way: we will take bold action against climate change, ...