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There’s a connection between the latest disaster in Genoa and the EU funds many Regional Administrations (mainly in Southern Italy) have plenty of and fail to spend.   This is a repost of L’alluvione di Genova e i fondi europei non spesi: due selfie di un Paese ingabbiato, originally published in Italian on the sole24ore… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

A few weeks ago, Swedish journalist Göran Rosenberg made a welcome appearance on the radio program Good Morning World. Speaking on the European Union and UK’s membership, he said: “A very human reaction to external threats, real and imagined, is to secure a place somewhere, behind a border of any kind, where the threat can… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

The EU Green Week 2016, the annual occasion to explore and discuss European environment policy, took place betweem 30 May and 3 June 2016, under the slogan “Investing for a greener future”. ‘Investing’ in the broadest sense of the word, means to use any capital goods in hopes of making a profit for a sustainable… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

Difficulty getting renewable energy from where it’s generated to where it’s consumed can be a big headache for countries wanting to go green. That’s the case with Germany, one of the world leaders in wind energy, Energy and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel says. Most of Germany’s wind energy is generated in plains in the north,… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

  Who is the most influential on EU Energy Efficiency policy? The second #EurActory40 ranking of The top 40 policy experts with influence in EU Energy Efficiency policy was unveiled at a roundtable debate titled: “Energy efficiency, 2016: The year of delivery?”. Download the full ‘#EurActory40 – #EnergyEfficiency’ list (PDF) A video provides a summary… » read more

  Posted by EU Community

In its EU funds spending plans, Slovakia has shown commendable dedication to making bioenergy more sustainable. Taking over the EU presidency in June, it will have a unique chance to apply its expertise to improve European regulations on biomass.   by Miroslav Mojzis cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog   After pressure from Slovak non-governmental organisations,… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

My belief that Bilbao is a stronghold of sustainable city developments is growing immeasurably. Why? Because after visiting for a week of creative dialogue between 800 participants from 200 cities, I found myself inspired by the city’s culture of social change. Further out from Bilbao (which recently hosted a series of events entitled New Pathways… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

The European Union has announced a $2.3-million feasibility study of a natural gas pipeline between Cyprus and Europe — one of the continent’s latest efforts to reduce its dependence on Russian gas. Cyprus has had success developing gas fields off its eastern and southern coasts that are closer to Europe than Middle Eastern gas. Although… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

Guest blog post by Eszter Hidas, WWF European Policy Office. It is not surprising that the world’s largest Seafood Expo takes place in Europe every year – indeed, this reflects the fact that the EU is the world’s number 1 destination for seafood exports. With this position of course comes great responsibility, and the Expo,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

No matter how detached an average Horizon 2020 R&I project in general may seem from global politics, certain aspects still can affect even the most research focused initiative with no ties whatsoever to politics or global security. Even though the suicide bombings in Madrid and London over a decade ago were terrible with devastating numbers… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

La vittoria del “Sì” al referendum del 17 aprile porterebbe politiche energetiche e climatiche migliori? È più ragionevole pensare di no. Con il referendum del prossimo 17 aprile gli italiani hanno la possibilità di bloccare il rinnovo delle licenze per le attività di estrazione di idrocarburi esistenti e situate fino a 12 miglia dalla costa.… » read more

  Posted by Brainstorm on Politics and Economics of the EU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e_P_8dP6EQ Now that 195 nations have promised to signed up to the Paris climate agreement, the hard work begins. The signatories have all committed to ramping up their fight against climate change, but what happens next will prove crucial. The new five-year national plans to reduce global warming will provide the roadmap for action. Continuing… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

While the Energy Community yesterday failed to consider more stringent air pollution rules for the Western Balkans, a new report quantifies the health costs of the region’s coal burning both within the region itself as well as in the neighbouring European Union. by Ioana Ciuta, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog I often hear that countries… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

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