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Only slight improvements in German nitrate levels

By |julij 1st, 2020|agriculture, EU nitrate directive, Germany, groundwater, Julia Klöckner, News, nitrate, nitrate levels, Svenja Schulze, water pollution|

This week, Germany must report the nitrate levels of its groundwater to the European Commission. According to media reports, the trend is slightly positive but even the Commission admits that a comparison with other EU countries is difficult. EURACTIV ...

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German cabinet approves final ‘Coal Phase-out Act’

By |junij 25th, 2020|Braunkohle, Kohle, Kohleausstieg, LEAG, News, Steinkohle, Svenja Schulze|

The German cabinet put the finishing touches to its Coal Phase-out Act on Wednesday (24 June), aiming for the draft package of laws to clear the Bundestag before the summer break, unless the European Commission decides to strike it down. EURACTIV Germa...

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German EU Presidency: Influenced by lobbyists?

By |junij 23rd, 2020|Automotive Industry, Big pharma, EU Council Presidency, Germany, lobby, lobbying, News, Peter Altmaier, pharmaceutical companies, Philipp Amthor, transparency|

Large lobbying associations have a strong influence on the German government and there are concerns that this might impact its EU Council presidency, which starts on 1 July, warned a study conducted by NGOs LobbyControl and Corporate Europe Observatory...

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EU recovery fund leaves €1.6 trillion investment gap towards climate targets, experts say

By |junij 22nd, 2020|climate protection, coronavirus, EU Council, European Green Deal, News, Pandemic Recovery Fund, Recovery Fund|

Calculations by experts now show that the EU's planned economic rescue package, worth €750 billion, is nowhere near enough to achieve the bloc's climate targets. Even in the best-case scenario, only one-third of the costs would be covered. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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MEPs want Czech PM removed from EU budget talks

By |junij 19th, 2020|Agrofert, Andrej Babis, CAP, Common Agicultural Policy, conflict of interest, Czech Republic, embezzlement, EU budget, MFF, Multiannual Financial Framework, News|

A European Parliament resolution calls for Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to be excluded from EU budget negotiations over alleged conflicts of interest related to EU subsidies received by his former business empire. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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IEA: States should invest $3 trillion in sustainable energy

By |junij 18th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, fossil fuels, Gas, German renewable energy law (EEG), IEA, International Energy Agency, News, Renewable energies, Renewable Energy|

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has presented its COVID-19 economic programme to facilitate the transition to an environmentally friendly energy economy. In doing so, it has distanced itself unusually clearly from the fossil market and is focusin...

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German EU Presidency: MEPs warn Merkel of company lobbying

By |junij 12th, 2020|Automotive Industry, Companies, EU Council, EU Council Presidency, Germany, lobbying, News, transparency|

An alliance of MEPs is calling on Germany to tighten the rules on transparency and lobbying when it takes over the EU Council Presidency in July. Germany should follow Finland's example and report what happens at the Council meetings, the MEPs say. EUR...

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Germany submits climate plan to EU after six-month wait

By |junij 12th, 2020|energy and environment, Energy transition, German renewable energy law (EEG), Germany, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News, Paris Climate Agreement, Renewable energies|

With a delay of six months, Germany submitted its national energy and climate plan to the European Commission this week. The plan contains a lot of new, daring and sometimes shaky promises on renewable energies, EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Germany plans to promote ‘green’ hydrogen with €7 billion

By |junij 11th, 2020|Energy transition, Germany, hydrogen, national climate plan, News, Peter Altmaier, Renewable energies, Wasserstoff|

The German government adopted its national hydrogen strategy yesterday (10 June), with plans to ramp up production capacity to 5 GW by 2030 and 10 GW by 2040. To achieve this, €7 billion will be invested in new businesses and research. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Number of German cities with poor air quality more than halved in 2019

By |junij 10th, 2020|Air Pollution, air quality, France, Germany, News, Pollution, transport|

Air quality in Germany is getting better. Last year, only 25 instead of 57 cities exceeded the limit values for nitrogen dioxide. However, experts are warning this is based on short-term effects and suggest now is the time to rethink transport. EURACTI...

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