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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.

Germany’s new coal phase-out plan upsets country’s Coal Commission

By Florence Schulz

Shortly after Germany announced plans to shut down its lignite-fired power plants, eight members of the country's Coal Commission voiced criticism that their work has been discredited and that these plans would result in an additional 40 million tons of CO2 emissions. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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.

EU’s Breton looking into β€˜non-conventional’ measures to finance Green Deal

By Aline Robert

The EU's internal market commissioner, Thierry Breton, suggests tapping into the ECB's "easy money" and issuing long-term bonds of up to 50 years in order to unlock the €1,000 billion needed to finance the European Green Deal. EURACTIV France reports.

UK minister defends EU settlement scheme as applications surge

By Benjamin Fox

The United Kingdom on Thursday (16 January) defended its much-criticised scheme to guarantee the rights of EU nationals after Brexit, as the country’s Home Office announced that a vast majority have already applied for settled status.

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.

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.

Just Transition Fund won’t come β€˜at the expense’ of Cohesion, EU’s Ferreira claims

By Beatriz Rios

The creation of a Just Transition Fund to help poorer EU regions move towards a climate-neutral economy cannot come at the expense of the bloc's Cohesion Policy, the EU's regional policy Commissioner has said.

German futurologist: Transition to sustainable mobility needs state intervention

By Florence Schulz

In an interview with EURACTIV's partner Wirtschaftswoche, Futurology and Transport Design Professor, Stephan Rammler, predicts the year 2019 may have been a historical turning point for the transport industry.

The battle of numbers that will shape EU’s future

By Beatriz Rios

It might not be the sexiest debate but how the EU will look in the next seven years will depend on the outcome of one of the toughest upcoming fights in 2020: the negotiation over the bloc’s next long-term budget. 

UK on the brink of Brexit after lawmakers back Withdrawal bill

By Benjamin Fox

The UK moved closer to leaving the EU on Friday (20 December) as lawmakers comfortably passed Boris Johnson’s Brexit Withdrawal bill.

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