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Financing the energy transition: Incentives to bring all regions on board

By Marlene Stocker

To meet the objectives of the Energy Union and support the transition to a clean energy system, funding will be needed to finance structural changes to ensure security of supply, due to lack of capacity and funding restraints.

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Von der Leyen criticises Finnish presidency’s EU budget proposal

By Georgi Gotev

The new European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, did not mince her words at her first press conference on Wednesday (4 December), criticising a recent proposal of the Finnish EU Presidency for the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget and voicing concern "about the severe cuts in the proposal".

Report Detailing PG&E’s Failures Raises New Hurdles for Utility

By Ivan Penn and Peter Eavis

A California commission’s findings in the state’s deadliest fire could make a path out of bankruptcy and probation much harder.

Report Detailing PG&E’s Failures Raises New Hurdles for Utility

By Ivan Penn and Peter Eavis

A California commission’s findings in the state’s deadliest fire could make a path out of bankruptcy and probation much harder.

Africa relations are β€˜not equal’, leaders warn EU

By Benjamin Fox

As the field of competitors for investing in Africa becomes more crowded, the EU will have to quickly improve its offer. The challenge for Ursula von der Leyen's new European Commission will be to turn the so-called ‘partnership of equals’ promised by her predecessor into something concrete.

What should the EU do about South Caucasus? Here are some proposals

By Amanda Paul and Dennis Sammut

It appears the South Caucasus is not a foreign policy priority of the new European Commission. But it should be, write Dennis Sammut and Amanda Paul.

Goulard’s indictment confirms EU Parliament doubts

By Cécile Barbière

France's first pick for the EU Commissioner post, Sylvie Goulard, has been indicted by the Court of Paris for embezzlement of funds in the employment of EU parliamentary assistants, raising questions about French President Emmanuel Macron defending her candidacy after MEPs rejected her on ethical grounds. EURACTIV France reports.

Women are doing better in European politics, but still not well enough

By Beatriz Rios

Ursula von der Leyen will be the first woman to chair the European Commission and will do it with the most gender-balanced college ever, but even though the participation of women in politics has improved in the EU, it is still not enough.

Von der Leyen to start with climate summit, Africa trip

By EURACTIV.com with Reuters

The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will attend a climate summit in Madrid and travel to Africa in her first week in the job, highlighting two of the key priorities for the EU executive over the next five years.

EU leaders mark a decade of Lisbon Treaty amid calls for reform

By Georgi Gotev

European Union leaders on Sunday (1 December) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty, the union's legal cornerstone, amid calls to reform a bloc weakened over the past decade by economic and migration crises, rising euroscepticism and Brexit.

Juncker regrets the lead candidate system was not respected in farewell

By Beatriz Rios

The outgoing president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, appeared before the press for one last time on Friday (29 November) and said he regretted that the Spitzenkandidaten system that landed him the top job in 2014 was not upheld this time.

Tweets of the Week: VDL Commission, Climate Emergency, and #BlackFriday nonsense

By Jennifer Baker, Michael Ball
VdL Commission gets the okay, it’s a climate emergency MEPs say, and #BlackFriday nonsense, please go away.

New EU chief flags climate policy as Europe’s β€˜new growth strategy’

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

The new President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, cited climate policy as the most pressing issue facing her new executive team, which was officially confirmed by a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday (27 November).

Parliament backs von der Leyen’s β€˜fresh start for Europe’ Commission

By Beatriz Rios

The European Parliament gave the green light to Ursula von der Leyen’s college of Commissioners “for a fresh start for Europe” on Wednesday (27 November) with a comfortable 461 votes in favour, 151 against and 89 abstentions.  The first woman...

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