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Corporate due diligence and corporate accountability

Parliament paves the way for a new EU law by Lara Wolters, MEP

Companies must no longer cause harm to people and planet with impunity Due diligence requires companies to identify, address and remedy their impact on human rights and the environment throughout their value chain Rules should apply to companies operating in EU internal market, including those from outside the EU Sanctions for non-compliance and legal support […]

Climate change, innovation: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS)

Johan Van Overtveldt MEP (ECR/N-VA)- Chair of BUG Committee

Foreword by Johan Van Overtveldt, MEP (ECR/N-VA)- Chair of BUG Committee at the beginning of our interview: Climate change is a collective challenge. My party advocates and supports a sustainable transition that fosters competitiveness and welfare. We strongly believe that we need to achieve the necessary transitions in a growth scenario. We do not support […]

EU humanitarian action: new perspectives

Statements by Josep Borrell and Janez Lenarčič, & questions-answers

High Representative/Vice President, Josep Borrell Fontelles, said: “Today, the average humanitarian crisis lasts more than 9 years, some even longer. Many risk being ‘forgotten’ such as Yemen or Syria. But the EU does not forget. Humanitarian aid is one of the most tangible examples of the EU’s external action and proof of our solidarity. Respect for International […]

Global Europe – NDICI: €79.5 billion

This instrument will support the EU's external action,Josep Borrell, Jutta Urpilainen et Olivér Várhelyi

The European Commission welcomes the endorsement by the European Parliament and the Council this week of the political agreement on the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) – ‘Global Europe’ for the next MFF period (2021-2027). This instrument will support the EU’s external action with an overall budget of €79.5 billion in current prices. […]

Today, as in the past, SNCF continues to innovate to develop tomorrow’s mobility.

Jean-Pierre FARANDOU, Chairman and CEO of SNCF

At the end of the 1960s, the railways in France were facing strong competition from the “all-car” and the prowess of the Concorde. It was the invention of the TGV, from the 1980s onwards, that once again enabled the railways to become a real path to the future. In 2020, it is a completely different […]

Clean Hydrogen as the missing link to decarbonize the entire transport (energy) sector

Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU)

2020 has been a historical year for hydrogen. With the launch of the EU Hydrogen Strategy on 8 July 2020 and the creation of an industry-led Clean Hydrogen Alliance, Europe has strengthened its global leadership on hydrogen beyond any doubt. The enormous political support for hydrogen technologies visible in the considerable investment programmes at European […]

EU Budget 2021 approved

For next year’s budget, MEPs obtained better support for key EU programmes that create jobs, tackle the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and boost climate action.

I’m pleased that we reached a swift agreement in the interest of European citizens in these challenging times. With the top-ups for some of the future-looking programmes agreed in the multi-annual framework just weeks ago, we obtained budget increases for other programmes with proven European added value. These extra investments in, for example, the trans-European […]

EU regions get additional 47.5 billion EUR to tackle local effects of COVID-19

MEPs approved extra aid for EU regions to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its social and health care consequences.

Parliament has approved REACT-EU, a 47.5 billion EUR package to help mitigate the immediate effects of the COVID-19 crisis across EU regions. The initiative was adopted by 654 votes in favour, 23 against and 17 abstentions. The aid will be made available through the EU Structural Funds, with 37.5 billion EUR assigned for 2021 and […]

LIFE: Deal reached to invest €5.4 billion in climate and environmental projects

A provisional deal on the EU programme for Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) to boost EU action in 2021-2027 was agreed with member states.

The rapporteur Nils Torvalds (Renew Europe, FI) said: When we look at what has been achieved by LIFE so far, it is clear that a bigger budget can help us achieve even more in the future. Although I would have preferred an even bigger budget for LIFE, I am very pleased that we have reached a new […]

EU farm policy 2021-2022: MEPs approve transitional rules and €8bn recovery aid

MEPs approved provisions to ensure a smooth transition from the current EU farm policy to the future one and €8 billion in aid for food producers and rural areas.

The new EU law we have approved today is of utmost importance for our farmers as it provides legal certainty and financial aid to help the crisis-stricken food sector recover over the next two years. It is a solid bridge towards future rules, which gives farmers and national administrations sufficient time to prepare for the […]