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The overall aim of the EU-SysFlex project is to provide a roadmap for Europe in meeting the challenge of integrating 50% renewables by 2030. Europe has ambitious plans to become greener and more decarbonized by increasing levels of renewable energy and implementing energy efficiency measures. Today, electrical energy accounts for approximately 20% of energy consumption… » read more

  Posted by Renewables at >50% in European grids

“The UN’s latest climate meeting ends positively. But there is a lot more to do if global warming is to be stopped” says The Economist about the 24th UN Conference of Parties, the so-called COP24, which came to an end in Katowice on Saturday 15th December. “The agreement struck in Poland is not strong enough,… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

In its 60-year history, the European Union has often distinguished itself by the use of innovative tools. Two come immediately to mind: the quotas and mechanisms under the Lomé Convention that offer developing country exporters the internal EU price rather than the dumping price practised on world markets. The regulatory innovation that was the rule… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

How can we tackle irregular migration flows into Europe? This is a question that has been puzzling the minds of European politicians and citizens over the past few years, especially after the refugee crisis of 2015 caused by the ravaging war in Syria. Many have argued that the influx of asylum seekers has triggered fear… » read more

  Posted by Fragmented Collisions

By Marc-Olivier Herman, Oxfam EU Economic Justice Policy Lead Right now, European supermarkets are using their huge purchasing power to squeeze their food suppliers through a range of unfair trading practices, such as late payments or last-minute cancellations of orders. These practices lead to poor working conditions and even human rights abuses for the people… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

            Ulrich Weber is the Head of Staff Unit Funding/Subsidies and EU Affairs at Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG and Director of Regional Office of VDV Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart. He is a member of the UITP European Union Committee (EUC) and nominated Chair of the EUC since May 2017. Today marks the end… » read more

  Posted by International Association of Public Transport

Guest post by Matthew Spiegl, lawyer and the legal counsel for the Free Morgan Foundation (Netherlands) and Dr. Ingrid N. Visser, whale biologist and the co-founder of the Free Morgan Foundation. Words matter; the arrangement of words, the grammatical structure of sentences, the syntactical separation of subject and the disjunction of dissimilar provisions by paragraphs,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

New report shows why the planned EU ban on unfair trading practices is urgently needed Millions of women and men who produce our food are trapped in poverty and face brutal working conditions, despite billion-dollar profits in the food industry, reveals a new report published by Oxfam today. The report, ‘Ripe for Change’, also assesses… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

The UN expects the world temperature to rise of about 2.7°C, well above the target maximum of 1.5°C to 2°C agreed upon in Paris. Even if countries manage to match this ambition with results, people in many parts of the globe still face a future of more frequent flooding, drought and storms. Urban population growth… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

Guest blog post by Stefan Crets, Executive Director, CSR Europe and Louise Scott, Director, PwC Are European associations and industry sectors working with their members to raise sustainability impact? Do they engage in collaborative projects with other sectors to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? In partnership with PwC, CSR Europe releases a new White Paper… » read more

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