French MEP floats ‘win-win’ green compromise on EU budget

By |maj 25th, 2020|CCCTB, Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB), coronavirus recovery plan, EU budget 2021-2027, financial transactions tax (FTT), Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, own resources, Own resources EU budget, Pierre Larrouturou|

A European tax on financial transactions and corporate profits could bring an annual €120 billion to the EU budget and finance a green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, without asking a penny more from national governments, says Pierre Larrouturou.

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Green recovery hinges on the right data

By |maj 25th, 2020|coronavirus recovery plan, News, Non-financial reporting directive, Taxonomy|

EU policymakers are promoting a green recovery. A public-private agency rating companies’ climate performance would help keep it on track, argue Steven Tebbe and Laurent Babikian.

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Commission defends gradual return to fiscal discipline to avoid ‘mistakes’ of austerity

By |maj 20th, 2020|Austerity, coronavirus recovery plan, country-specific recommendations, News, Paolo Gentiloni, Valdis Dombrovskis|

The European Commission could start controlling deficit and debt levels from next year, once the recession is over. But the road to balancing public accounts again will avoid the “mistakes” of the last crisis, the institution said on Wednesday (20 May). 

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COVID-19: What next for the Mediterranean?

By |maj 20th, 2020|coronavirus recovery plan, News, Union for the Mediterranean|

The Euro-Mediterranean region needs to build its own development strategy in response to the coronavirus crisis, writes Nasser Kamel.

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LEAKED: Europe’s draft ‘green recovery’ plan

By |maj 20th, 2020|coronavirus recovery plan, News|

The European Commission’s promised green recovery plan will focus on building renovation, renewables and hydrogen as well as clean mobility and the circular economy, according to a leaked working document obtained by EURACTIV.

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The EU’s state aid regime is upside down

By |maj 20th, 2020|Claude Turmes, coronavirus recovery plan, News, State aid, state aid rules|

The European Commission’s approach to state aid is contradicting green recovery ambitions. While the EU recovery programme is focused on the Green Deal, national subsidy schemes are pouring money all across the economy without clear ecological focus, writes Claude Turmes.

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EU recovery funds will come with strings attached 

By |maj 20th, 2020|conditionality, coronavirus recovery plan, COVID-19, News, Valdis Dombrovskis|

The EU’s unprecedented stimulus to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic will come with certain conditions which should reflect the extraordinary nature of this crisis and the European goals, senior MEPs and diplomats have said

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EU climate neutrality is essential, or recovery will be short-lived

By |maj 20th, 2020|coronavirus recovery plan, News|

A growing number of businesses have recognised the economic benefits of the transition to a carbon neutral economy. It is now critically important that Europe commits to strengthening the Green Deal with a 55% greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030, write Eliot Whittington and María Mendiluce.

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Business giants call for science-based green economic recovery

By |maj 19th, 2020|coronavirus recovery plan, News|

More than 150 business giants, including Carlsberg, H&M and Pernod Ricard, with a combined market capitalisation of more than $2.4trn, have signed a joint statement calling on all governments to align coronavirus economic responses to climate science. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.

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Merkel and Macron roll out €500 billion COVID-19 recovery initiative

By |maj 19th, 2020|Angela Merkel, coronavirus, coronavirus recovery plan, COVID-19, Emmanuel Macron, European Green Deal, News, Pandemic Recovery Fund, Ursula von der Leyen|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron announced their joint proposal for a €500 billion European recovery programme following a virtual conference on Monday (18 May). The initiative seeks to bring Europe out of the crisis “united and in solidarity,” and prepare the EU for future challenges. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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