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European Investment Advisory Hub sends projects worth €34 billion to European Investment Bank pipeline

Advisory Hub has received 2,300 advisory support requests since 2015 Majority of requests from cohesion countries More than 150 projects worth €34 billion have applied for EIB financing as a result, as part of an ever increasing contribution to an investable project pipeline The European Investment Advisory Hub releases its 2019 annual report today, which […]


Speech by Commissioner Thierry Breton

Culture Committee of the European Parliament

Speech of May 4th 2020 Dear President, Dear Mariya, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to your Committee meeting. This is the first time since my confirmation as Commissioner that I have the opportunity to address the CULT Committee. And I am delighted to be able to have this exchange with you, which […]


Mr Thierry BRETON

Commissioner for Internal Market, European Commission

The European sustainable industry strategy As the most important industrial continent in the world, Europe has great responsibilities in leading the way. We have set a clear ambition: to become the first climate neutral economy by 2050. President Von Der Leyen has made this the central pillar of this Commission’s political priorities, since an ambitious […]


Mr Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS

Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European Commission

The commitment of European Green Deal to respond with decisive actions to the challenges of achieving carbon neutrality. The sense of urgency we need when talking about the transition towards a circular economy can be conveyed by a single equation: if we keep on with our growth model, by 2050 the world will be consuming […]


Mr Peter ALTMAIER

German’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

Energy-intensive industries will be particularly affected by the transformations entailed in the European Green Deal. The new year has begun with good news: greenhouse gas emissions in Germany have plummeted, with the energy sector alone cutting around 50 million tons of CO2. The carbon price, which Germany has now extended to the heating and transport […]


Mrs Margrethe VESTAGER

Executive Vice-president for Digital Europe and Commissioner for Competition

State aid rules for the green transition Our state aid rules have to deal with the huge investments that we’ll need, to make Europe climate neutral by 2050. Our Sustainable Europe Investment Plan will help make a trillion euros available for that investment. And with so much at stake, it’s easy to assume that we […]


Mrs Kadri SIMSON

European Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

Our principal objective is to move to a climate-neutral economy by 2050 The European Commission lead by President Von der Leyen has made clear from the outset that the European Green Deal is the main priority for its five-year mandate. Our principal objective is to move to a climate-neutral economy by 2050, and the Green […]


Mr Frans TIMMERMANS

Executive Vice-president in charge of the Green Deal EU

The Commission work to present by September 2020 an impact assessed plan. We take note of the announcement by the UK Presidency that the COP26 will be postponed amid efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and that the Presidency will now consult on the most appropriate date to reschedule it. On behalf of the European […]


Mr Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI

MEP (EPP Group), Chair of the ITRE Committee

The Green Deal as a lever for the competitiveness of our industrial system In my view, I see the European Green Deal as the starting process of modernizing the European Industrial Sector by addressing a double challenge simultaneously: the green conversion and the digital transformation. The Green Deal will shape substantially EU’s new model of […]


Mrs Adina VALEAN

Commissioner in charge of Transport

2021 European Year of Rail? The Commission has proposed today to make 2021 the European Year of Rail, to support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives in the transport field. A series of events, campaigns and initiatives in 2021 will promote rail as a sustainable, innovative and safe mode of transport. It will […]