Category: Europe

First World Bioeconomy Forum in Finland

First World Bioeconomy Forum held in Ruka, Finland, 11-13 September 2018, gets a positive start – future EU budget doubles to Euro 10 billion. “This large increase is recognition that we are in an economy that is becoming more and more dependent on biological resources to produce food, energy and material in a way that …

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Circular Economy among the top priorities of the European Union

Discover the legally binding goals and deadlines of the ambitious recycling and landfilling targets for the EU set out in the new circular economy package. Circular economy and waste reduction | News | European Parliament Circular economy and waste reduction | News | European Parliament Find out what the European Parliament is doing to ensure …

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European Parliament plenary session highlights: SOTEU, copyright, rule of law in Hungary, plastics

MEPs discussed the challenges facing the EU during the State of the Union debate and approved digital copyright rules and measures to counter money laundering and cut plastic waste. Plenary highlights: SOTEU, copyright, Hungary, plastics | News | European Parliament Plenary highlights: SOTEU, copyright, Hungary, plastics | News | European Parliament MEPs discussed the challenges …

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Trust in the Union and optimism about the future is growing

Optimism about the economy and strong support for the euro goes with raising trust in the European Union. The full report and press release here.  

State aid in Luxembourg

EU Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Engie; has to recover around €120 million. The European Commission has found that Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on almost all their profits for about a decade. This is illegal under EU State aid rules because it gives Engie an undue …

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Time for the EIB to lead on the clean energy transition

Time for the EU’s bank to lead on the clean energy transition Source: www.counter-balance.org/eibshift/

Asylum applications in Europe: trends and figures

The European Parliament provides infographic for easy access to asylum applications in Europe. See the data here.