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Interviews - Journal Général de l'Europe

Carbon Management : Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS)

Interview of Mauro PETRICCIONE, DG for Climate Action

Would you say that achieving the EU’s net-zero goals will be virtually impossible without CCUS? The EU’s net-zero goal for 2050 is based essentially on the elimination of almost all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and in particular on CO2 emissions. To begin with, we need zero-carbon energy supply, clean mobility, and near-zero carbon industrial production, […]

Making our energy system fit for our climate targets

Questions and answer to Mme. Mechthild WORSDORFER, Deputy DG, DG ENERGY of the Commission

How will renewable energy and energy efficiency contribute to the EU’s 2030 target to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55%? The energy sector accounts for 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. Saving energy through energy efficiency measures and the massive scale up of renewable energy are key to decarbonising the economy […]

Sustainable Investment

Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of an Economy that works for People

With COP26 approaching fast, the world will look to governments for leadership. People expect us to do what it takes to meet the challenges that affect every person and country on the planet. The EU has been spearheading the global fight against climate change. We are committed to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, to […]

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 wants to build a therapeutic arsenal in the fight against COVID-19: 10 promising treatments

Commissioner Stella KYRIAKIDES - Health and food safety

Vaccination is our primary tool to protect against infection, severe disease and hospitalisation and ultimately to put an end the pandemic. However, for those who get infected, safe and effective COVID-19 therapeutics are crucial. In addition, people who cannot be vaccinated, who have not yet been vaccinated and to a lesser extent some of those […]

Reports on the Energy Union Climate Action

Questions & Answers

What is the State of the Energy Union report? Each year, the State of the Energy Union report takes stock of the progress made in the implementation of the European energy and climate policies, including notably the Energy Union across its five pillars: decarbonisation, including renewables, energy efficiency, the internal energy market, energy security and research, innovation […]

EU Economic Governance : Commission relauches the debat

Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economy & Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President Commissioner for Trade

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 […]

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

Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms

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 […]