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EU to lead clean energy transition with new climate package

The European Commission has unveiled a raft of measures designed to secure the EU as a leader of the clean energy transition The European Union will phase out coal subsidies and cut energy use by 30% before the end of the next decade, under 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' proposals unveiled...
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European high level group to review Horizon 2020 progress

Members of a new European Commission high level group will evaluate Horizon 2020 progress and help direct the future of EU research policy The European Commission has announced members of an advisory group tasked with reviewing the progress of Horizon 2020 and guiding future EU research and innovation priorities. The high...
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Future fuel efficient cars set to boost consumer savings

The fuel efficient cars of the future will save money for consumers as well as being better for the environment, according to a new study from BEUC A report commissioned by BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, has found that fuel efficient cars will save consumers considerable amounts over the next...
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MEPs declare war on wildlife trafficking

MEPs have declared war on wildlife trafficking and voted for tough measures to combat the growing illegal trade of wildlife products Wildlife trafficking is estimated to be worth €20 billion annually and is now said to be one of the biggest and most profitable forms of organised cross-border crime. In a...
May pledges £2bn research and development investment

May pledges £2bn research and development investment

In her first speech to the CBI, Prime Minister Theresa May this morning pledged £2 billion for research and development investment to put the UK on the ‘cutting edge’ Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a boost for research and development today, pledging £2 billion to place a post-Brexit UK...
Governments are not ready for artifical intelligence say investors

Governments not ready for artificial intelligence, say tech investors

A poll of global technology investors carried out at Web Summit yesterday suggests governments are not ready for artificial intelligence and its effect on jobs Investors polled at 2016’s Web Summit in Lisbon earlier this week say governments are not ready for artificial intelligence (AI) and the impact it will...
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EU Cycling Strategy: Putting the EU on the cycle track

With the EU Cycling Strategy, the European Cyclists’ Federation hopes to get all member states on the right track, as Fabian Küster explains To put the EU on the cycle track’ is the goal of the EU Cycling Strategy Campaign that was launched this September by a coalition of stakeholders...
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Reaction to Donald Trump election win at Web Summit

Donald Trump has won the US presidential race, provoking anger and indignation in speakers from the tech community at Web Summit 2016 The reactions of speakers at Web Summit, taking place in Lisbon this week, to the news that Donald Trump was yesterday elected president of the United States varied...
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Digital single market benefits consumers and businesses – Andrus Ansip at Web Summit

The Digital Single Market is already bringing benefits to consumers and businesses, says European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip at Web Summit 2016 Speaking to journalists after a panel session at Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon this afternoon, European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip pointed out the benefits that the Digital Single...
Open cities are the future of Europe, says Lisbon Mayor

Open cities are the future, says Lisbon mayor at Web Summit

Inclusive, open cities and societies will be key as we tackle climate change and embrace technological progress, says Lisbon mayor at Web Summit Open cities have what it takes to succeed in the face of four key challenges to society today, the Mayor of Lisbon said this morning as Web...
Parliament must vote on Brexit rules High Court

High Court rules government cannot leave EU without vote

The High Court has ruled that the government cannot begin the formal process to leave the EU without first consulting Parliament Prime Minister Theresa May does not have the power to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without MPs’ approval, the High Court has ruled. The legal challenge was...
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Promoting cohesion in Bratislava

Pavol Frešo, President of the Bratislava Self-Governing Region outlines to AG, why events such as the COR Summit back in July are so important to for cohesion in Bratislava and the rest of Europe The summit of regions and cities, held in Bratislava on 8-9 July 2016, was the biggest...

Why cities and regions matter for Energy Union

EnergEuropean cities and regions are vital to the success of the Energy Union, writes European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič On 4 October, the European Parliament ratified the Paris Agreement – the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The European Union (EU) is already implementing its own commitments to the...
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The UK may still have to pay into the EU after Brexit

An unnamed cabinet member has told the BBC the UK may still have to pay into the EU after Brexit in order to secure preferential trading terms There has been lots of speculation over what the UK will look like after Brexit, particularly the UK’s relationship with the EU. Discussion...

Investing in urban mobility

Benedicte Swennen, urban mobility and cities policy officer at the European Cyclists’ Federation outlines how mobility habits are shifting throughout Europe The growth of cars in the past 50 years and the adaptation of the infrastructure to this dominant mode of transport have transformed our cities into urban areas with...

European energy policies in light of climate ambitions

Jukka Leskelä, the incoming CEO of Finnish Energy discusses European energy policies and how they must work towards climate targets Since the Paris agreement last December there has not been a lack of ambition in global climate. Holding the global warming to “well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels” requires quick...
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Schools could teach mandatory classes about the EU

Mandatory classes to teach children about the EU could be implemented across Europe in a bid to overcome Euroscepticism Criticism has been levelled at the European Parliament after it emerged plans to teach children about the positives of the EU could become mandatory in schools. The European Parliament will consider...

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