EU Affairs

Commission wants to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030

The European Commission proposed on September 17 to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels as a stepping stone to the 2050 climate neutrality goal. “We are doing everything in our power to keep the promise that we made to Europeans: make Europe the first climate neutral …

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Greek PM says EU must decide on health protocols for tourism to restart

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday that the EU needs to decide on health protocols to allow the tourism sector to restart soon, as the countries of the south are struggling to salvage their economies from the Coronavirus crisis aftermath. “Best-case scenario is Greece is open for business July 1, and we’re working …

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EU document says Russia is carrying out a coronavirus disinformation campaign

The European Union’s External Action Service said that since 22January it had recorded nearly 80 cases of disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak linked to pro-Kremlin media. The EEAS said in an internal report that the campaign is designed to “exacerbate confusion, panic, and fear”. “The overarching aim of Kremlin disinformation is to aggravate the public …

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Ukraine to boost renewables, energy efficiency with EU help

Ukraine can focus in developing the country’s renewable energy sector and improve the much-delayed energy efficiency now that the former Soviet republic has concluded the gas transit agreement with Russia, the European Union’s energy chief said on 12 January. “Meeting with Ukraine’s Minister of Energy Oleksiy Orzhel: after the conclusion of the gas transit agreement, …

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