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Puigdemont calls for dialogue with Rajoy ‘anywhere’ outside of Spain

By |december 22nd, 2017|Carles Puigdemont, Catalan crisis, Catalan independence, News|

Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont asked Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to meet “anywhere but Spain” – where arrest warrants are pending for him and four other members of his cabinet - following last night's election result.

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Member states give themselves more time to cut emissions

By |december 21st, 2017|building, CO2 emissions, Effort Sharing Decision, Effort-Sharing Regulation, emission cuts, farming, News, Paris Agreement, transport, waste|

Member states struck a deal with Parliament on cutting emissions by 30% by 2030 from transport, buildings, waste and agriculture sector - but set themselves a later baseline to start counting emissions.

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Brussels triggers unprecedented action against Poland

By |december 20th, 2017|Article 7, Frans Timmermans, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, Poland|

European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans announced with a 04:13am tweet that the EU executive had activated Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty against Poland, due to "a risk of serious breach of of the rule of law".

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China launches largest carbon market in the world

By |december 19th, 2017|cap and trade market, capping emissions, carbon market, carbon price, CO2 emissions, emission trading scheme, ETS, EU-China relations, global emissions, News|

China launched what will become the world’s largest carbon market on Tuesday (19 December), surpassing the EU’s flagship market mechanism to cap and trade emissions. The scheme is part of a host of major policies China is using to peak its GHGs by 2030.

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EU legislators strike early morning deal on waste

By |december 18th, 2017|circular economy, Extended Producer Responsibility, food waste targets, landfilling, marine litter, News, recycling targets, waste management directive|

After almost 18 hours of negotiations, the European Council and Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a proposed package of waste legislation in the early hours of Monday (18 December).

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Chinese waste ban ‘wake-up call’ for European recycling

By |december 18th, 2017|BIR, China waste ban, Circular Economy Package, EU-China relations, EuRIC, News, Plastic recycling, Plastics Strategy, recycling, recycling rates, waste, waste management framework|

The EU has a trash problem. It used to ship 60% of plastics and 13% of paper collected for recycling to China, but Beijing has decided to curb its appetite for foreign waste. 

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The Brief: Money can’t buy you friends

By |december 15th, 2017|Migration, News, The Brief|

Migration was confirmed to be the most divisive issue in European politics at the final 2017 EU summit. The Visegrad group (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia) will pay €35 million, but calling this “solidarity” is ludicrous.

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Zero emissions from forest sector by 2030 with new EU deal

By |december 14th, 2017|Climate Change, emission, emission accountring, forestry, land use, land use change, LULUCF, News, sustainable forestry|

The European Council reached a preliminary agreement with the European Parliament on the land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) regulation on Thursday (14 December), closing the trilogues ahead of a plenary vote in January.

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‘Greenwashed oil’ set to win from renewable transport targets, biofuel industry claims

By |december 14th, 2017|Biofuels, crop-based fuels, electric cars, electric vehicles, News, Renewable Energy Directive, sustainable transport, transport targets|

Biofuel producers in the Visegrad countries plus Lithuania and Bulgaria have warned that a phase-out of biofuels will lead to a phase-in of ‘greenwashed’ fossil fuels under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), as it currently stands in the Council’s proposal.

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Italy condemned again for failing to recognise same-sex marriages

By |december 14th, 2017|gay marriage, gay rights, Gender, News, same-sex couples|

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned Italy on Thursday (14 December) for failing to recognise same-sex marriages, a ruling that will result in a token financial compensation for the plaintiffs and more negative publicity for the country.

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