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Opportunities and Challenges Brought by Fit for 55 to the Chemical Industry – the Czech Example.

By I. Souček, J. Reiss, J. Suchý, D. Behenský – Association of Chemical Industry of the Czech Republic

European chemical industry reduced carbon dioxide emissions since 1990 already more than 50%. Using the “best available technologies” further improvement will require significant technology change associated with significant capital expenditures or electrification or capacity reduction. Being aware on further development of the European legislation, in particularly package Fit for 55 related to EU decarbonisation inspiring […]


Climate change: European Parliament wants to raise global ambitions to achieve more ambitious results at COP26

MEPs underline the urgency of accelerating the pace of climate action at COP26 in Glasgow ©UKCOP26.ORG  All G20 countries should be climate neutral by 2050 At least $100bn in climate finance per year for developing countries Five-year timeframe needed to accelerate the pace of climate action Parliament pushes for accelerated climate action worldwide and for […]


EU budget for 2022: MEPs want focus on COVID-19 crisis recovery

Karlo Ressler (EPP, HR), general rapporteur for the EU budget 2022

  Overall budget for next year set at €171.8 billion Essential funding restored for key programmes cut by EU governments Significant increase for Horizon Europe (research), Erasmus+, health, climate and humanitarian aid   MEPs want to support recovery from the pandemic, boost investments, tackle unemployment, and lay the foundations for a more resilient and sustainable […]


EU and Qatar sign comprehensive air transport agreement

Questions & answers with Adina Vălean, Commissioner for Transport

  Overview The goal of Europe’s Aviation Strategy* is to ensure the best possible connectivity for passengers and businesses, whilst maintaining high standards for safety, fair competition, the environment and social issues. In 2016, the Commission received a mandate from the Council to negotiate a “Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA)” with the State of Qatar. […]


Greens/EFA: End fossil fuel financing at COP26

Pär Holmgren MEP, Greens/EFA shadow & member of the EP delegation to the COP26 & Bas Eickhout MEP, Greens/EFA member of the EP delegation to the COP26

Today, Members of the European Parliament debated the EU’s position ahead of the COP26 Climate talks in Glasgow next month. The resolution, which will serve as the mandate for the Parliament’s delegation to COP26, will be voted on tomorrow. Current national plans (NDCs) would still lead to an increase by about 16% of global GHG […]


The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): a new impetus for a sustainable recovery for culture and creation

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

Today, the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) launches a new innovation partnership, in the form of a Knowledge and Innovation Community, to support the competitiveness and growth of Europe’s cultural and creative sectors and industries. The new partnership will help accelerate these sectors’ recovery and unlock untapped economic opportunities in the fields of architecture, cultural heritage, […]


Commissioner Simson : Four points discourse at the Energy Council

We have a clear mandate from the Leaders to make the best use of the EU toolbox and work on the medium and longer-term measures that I presented two weeks ago. It is now up to us to take this work forward. We all share the concern for the most vulnerable. Our immediate priority is […]


REACT-EU: Cohesion policy post-2020 and Social Fund

Questions & Answers

What is REACT-EU and how does it involve cohesion policy? REACT-EU stands for Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe and is an initiative that continues and extends the crisis response and crisis repair measures delivered through the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative and the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus. It will contribute to a green, digital […]


Innovation Fund: €1,5 billion to boost Europe’s green transition

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President

The Commission is launching today the second call for large-scale projects under the Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, financed by revenues from the auction of emission allowances from the EU’s Emissions Trading System. With a budget of €1.5 billion it will finance breakthrough technologies for renewable […]


EU Economic Governance : Commission relauches the debat

Questions & Answers

What is the Commission presenting today? The European Commission is presenting a Communication relaunching the public debate on the review of the EU economic governance framework, taking stock of the changed circumstances following the COVID-19 crisis. With this Communication, the Commission invites all stakeholders to reflect on the functioning of the economic governance and present […]