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Hinkley Point

The argument concerning the construction of two nuclear reactors in the UK, at Hinkley Point in Somerset, has moved to the next round. The Austrian Government today publicised its intention to submit a formal complaint next Monday to the European Court of Justice on the UK government’s plan to fin...
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Road charging

At a time when governments everywhere are struggling with budget constraints, it seems inevitable that road charging for passenger cars will be considered on a broad scale, as governments grapple with decaying infrastructure and look for means to generate additional revenue. In Germany a road charging scheme has been adopted this week wit…
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Circular economy

The European Parliament’s Environment committee today adopted a report on the circular economy. The European Commission’s withdrawal of its initial legislative proposal on the circular economy drew heavy criticism from the European Parliament, EU Environment ministers and civil society. This rep...
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Baltic tour

PROGRAMME  Monday, 15 June 2015                   09:00-09:30Press conference with Bronis Rope and Rebecca Harms       Venue : National Parliament in Vilnius 09:30-14:00 Confe...
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Europe is not for shale!

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT NOWFOLLOW THE EVENT LIVE    DRAFT PROGRAMME (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian and Spanish) Panel 1: State of play of fracking and shale gas09:30-10:30 Welcome by&nbs...
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Investing in a sustainable future

LIVESTREAMING - The Greens/EFA group hostq a conference in Croatia, with a focus on how Green policies can provide solutions to the EU’s energy supply and jobs crises. The conference will look at the Croatian context but also the European context and the forthcoming UN climate summit in Paris.
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Good night - good train!

Within the rail industry, over-night services have been a trademark and feature characteristic of European travel culture for over 100 years. However, throughout the last couple of years, there has been a tendency across Europe to discontinue and cut back cross-border and long distance conventional train services, including night trains,…
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Emissions trading

The European Parliament and EU governments in Council this reached agreement on proposals aimed at addressing the oversupply of emissions allowances in the EU's emissions trading scheme, notably a proposed 'market stability reserve' (1). Commenting on the agreement, Green climate change spokesperson...
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Greens/EFA Round up

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included fishery discards are back; reducing plastic bag use; biofuels’ climate problem and land use: problem unsolved; Bangladesh tragedy and the textile industry's responsibility; light touch regulation of shadow banking funds; EU budget discharge and problems with ITER nuclear fusion proje…
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Fuel quality directive and renewable energy directive