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European Green Deal

Event date: 14/01/2021

European Green Deal

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. Therefore on 11 December 2019, the Commission presented a communication on the European Green Deal that sets out a detailed vision to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, safeguard biodiversity, establish a circular economy and eliminate pollution, while boosting the competitiveness of European industry and ensuring a just transition for the regions and workers affected.

In the September 2020 State of the Union address, Ursula VON DER LEYEN, President of the EC, announced the new 55 % EU emission reduction target for 2030, a revision of the EU's climate and energy legislation by June 2021, a target of spending 37 % of the €750 billion NextGenerationEU recovery fund on Green Deal objectives, and the intention to raise 30 % of the NextGenerationEU budget through green bonds.

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Jytte GUTELAND (S&D, SE) and Zdzisław KRASNODĘBSKI (ECR, PL), co-rapporteurs, make a statement on the trilogue on Climate law, in the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Members of the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) discuss on the regulation concerning batteries and waste batteries. statement by Antonius MANDERS (EPP, NL), rapporteur

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MEPs debate on how to raise global climate ambition and prevent ‘carbon leakage’ through a carbon levy on imports into the EU from less climate-ambitious countries

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During the plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels (18-21 January 2021), MEPs debate on the revision of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) guidelines

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Parliament and the European Green Deal

News  -  25/06/2020

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