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Divided EU leaders to hammer out budget at February summit

By Georgi Gotev

European Union leaders meet next month in Brussels to try to agree a first post-Brexit longterm budget, with divisions over proposed cuts that could undermine defence and climate change ambitions.

Piecing together Europe’s climate finance puzzle

By Katie Treadwell, Markus Trilling, Raphael Hanoteaux

The climate neutrality puzzle is massive. As EU affairs ministers meet in Brussels today (27 January), they should ensure €260 billion are invested annually to lead a fair and just transition away from fossil fuels, campaigners write.

A Call for Investors to Put Their Money Toward a Green Future

By Paul Sullivan

For wealthy Davos men and women, as well as people from less rarefied air, targeted investing is one way to force change on carbon-emitting companies.

It May Be the Biggest Tax Heist Ever. And Europe Wants Justice.

By David Segal

Stock traders are accused of siphoning $60 billion from state coffers, in a scheme that one called “the devil’s machine.” Germany is the first country to try to get its money back.

Croatian farm minister: Getting transitional CAP done by mid-2020 on presidency’s radar

By Gerardo Fortuna

The Croatian EU presidency will focus its efforts on securing an agreement among member states on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)'s transitional regulations that will extend the current rules for at least a year, Croatia's Agriculture Minister Marija Vučković told EURACTIV in an interview.

Budget battle hampers EU in space

By Alexandra Brzozowski

With the continuous militarisation of space, EU policymakers have started dropping their opposition to plans linking Europe's civilian space assets with defence elements. But as the political tide is slowly turning, cuts proposed in the EU’s draft budget threaten the new ambition.

The case for a border carbon tax as an own resource to the EU budget

By Ivailo Kalfin

To deliver on the flagship European Green Deal, there is a need to introduce a new source of revenues for the EU budget under the form of carbon tax, writes Ivailo Kalfin.

Report: UK must replace €2bn EU cash with new regional funding

By Benjamin Fox

The UK government needs to provide £1.8 billion (€2.1 billion) per year to the poorest regions of the country to mitigate the loss of EU Cohesion funds, as part of a new Shared Prosperity Fund, according to a new report published on Friday (17 January).

She Was Known in China by Her Weight: 47 Pounds. Her Death Set Off Outrage.

By Tiffany May

The woman’s struggle made her a symbol of the effects of poverty and hunger and raised questions about philanthropy and government aid.

Italy smashes mafia racket defrauding EU agriculture funds

By Georgi Gotev

Italian police arrested 94 people in pre-dawn raids on Wednesday (15 January) as part of an investigation into an alleged Mafia scam that defrauded European Union agriculture funds of millions of euros. Prosecutors said they believed the fraud was orchestrated...

Poland, Germany get largest slices of Just Transition Fund

By Sam Morgan

The European Commission’s €7.5-billion-strong Just Transition Fund (JTF) is set to allocate €2 billion to Poland and €877 million to Germany under a proposal sent to national governments on Wednesday (15 January).

Not all member states will benefit from the European Green Deal

By Cécile Barbière

The wide-ranging European Green Deal provides for a European fund for a just transition, which is meant to support regions that are economically highly dependent on fossil fuels. But not all member states will benefit from it. EURACTIV France reports.

Longing for Stability After a Childhood Spent in Hospitals

By Elisha Brown

A genetic disorder has dominated large portions of Silas Waller’s life. Getting to college at first required a wheelchair and two buses, but he was determined to get on a path to financial security.

Question marks raised over scale of EU’s new climate fund

By Sam Morgan

The European Commission finally lifted the lid on its long-awaited just transition plans on Tuesday (14 January) but doubts have already been raised over the amount of funding on offer for the next decade compared to the bloc's Green Deal ambitions.

Nuclear β€˜excluded’ from EU’s new Just Transition Fund

By Beatriz Rios reporting from Strasbourg

The EU's regional policy Commissioner Elisa Ferreira revealed on Tuesday (14 January) details of the €100 billion Just Transition Mechanism, a key financial component of the European Green Deal that should make the bloc climate neutral by 2050.

EU to unveil trillion-euro β€˜Green Deal’ financial plan

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

The European Commission will propose on Tuesday (14 January) how the EU can pay for shifting the region's economy to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 while protecting coal-dependent regions from taking the brunt of changes aimed at fighting climate change.

She Hustled to Create Her Art. Then Unemployment Hit.

By Lauren Messman

For years, day jobs helped Carolyn Coleman pursue a career in music. Now job training is helping her get back on track.