Six EU countries join call for 100% renewable energy scenario

By |marec 13th, 2020|2050 climate strategy, Austria, Claude Turmes, Denmark, EU long term strategy 2050, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, News, Spain|

Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Spain have sent a joint letter to the European Commission calling for the inclusion of a 100% renewable energy scenario in long-term climate projections.

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Former EU head Juncker defends himself in Luxembourg wiretap case

By |marec 5th, 2020|eavesdropping, Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg, News|

The former EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker told a court on Wednesday (4 March) that he had not authorised illegal wiretapping that forced him in 2013 to resign from his post as Prime Minister of Luxembourg.

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EU’s creeping clean energy efforts risk missing 2020 goal  

By |januar 23rd, 2020|Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, News, The Netherlands|

Renewable energy made up 18% of the EU’s power consumption in 2018, according to statistics compiler Eurostat. But the slow pace of development may leave the bloc short of its 2020 target.

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Luxembourg to deploy carbon tax from 2021

By |december 10th, 2019|carbon tax, Claude Turmes, Luxembourg, News|

Luxembourg will implement a levy of €20 per tonne of carbon from 2021, as part of its efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by the end of the next decade.

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Luxembourg urges EU debate on Palestine recognition

By |december 10th, 2019|Israel, Jean Asselborn, Josep Borrell, Luxembourg, Middle East, News, Palestine, two-state solution|

Luxembourg on Monday (9 December) asked for an EU-level debate on recognising Palestinian statehood, securing a promise that EU foreign ministers would "deeply discuss" the Middle East in January.

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Juncker leaves hospital after surgery

By |november 22nd, 2019|Brexit, Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg, News, Von der Leyen Commission|

Outgoing European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has returned home to Luxembourg after stomach surgery that kept him hospitalised for more than a week, a spokeswoman said Friday (22 November).

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Juncker’s surgery delays Luxembourg trial

By |november 1st, 2019|eavesdropping, Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg, News|

A Luxembourg court was forced Thursday (31 October) to delay the next hearing in a tortuous spy scandal case after former prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker announced plans to undergo surgery. Juncker, currently president of the European Commission, wi...

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EU justice dismisses Starbucks tax ruling case, upholds Fiat

By |september 24th, 2019|Fiat, Luxembourg, Margrethe Vestager, News, Starbucks, State aid, tax ruling, The Netherlands|

EU general court ruled out Commission decision against Starbucks selective advantage in the Netherlands on Tuesday (24 September) but confirmed assessment that Fiat benefited from an unlawful tax ruling in Luxembourg.

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Brussels mulls free public transport for all

By |februar 1st, 2019|Air Pollution, Brussels, Luxembourg, News|

The new vice-president of the Belgian capital’s transport operator (STIB) has suggested rolling out free public transport for residents during the evening or on weekends. His socialist party has upped the ante and suggested it should be free every day.

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EU climate plan no-shows submit excuses instead

By |januar 15th, 2019|Claude Turmes, Greece, Luxembourg, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Spain, Teresa Ribera|

EU nations that missed an end-of-2018 deadline to submit their draft energy and climate plans to the European Commission have started to offer up their excuses for their lateness.

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