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Investment plan in Spain: €200 million financing for #Gestamp to develop greener cars

Investment plan in Spain: €200 million financing for #Gestamp to develop greener cars

| May 27, 2020

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €200 million to Spanish company Gestamp to invest in its research and development programme. The financing is guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments. Gestamp, which employs some 43,000 personnel, will use the financial support to develop safer, lighter vehicles with lower emissions. The R&D activities will […]

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How to preserve #Biodiversity – EU policy

How to preserve #Biodiversity – EU policy

| May 27, 2020

One million species are threatened with extinction globally. Find out what the EU is doing to preserve biodiversity. A nearly extinct Iberian lynx  In order to preserve endangered species, the EU wants to improve and preserve biodiversity on the continent. In January, Parliament called for an ambitious EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy to address the main drivers of […]

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#EndangeredSpecies in Europe: Facts and figures 

#EndangeredSpecies in Europe: Facts and figures 

| May 26, 2020

One million out of eight million species globally are threatened with extinction. Find out which and how many species in Europe are endangered or extinct. Endangered species are plants and animals that are threatened with extinction. This is mainly caused by the loss and degradation of habitat, but also by among others pollution, climate change […]

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Reinforcing Europe’s resilience: Halting #Biodiversity loss and building a healthy and sustainable food system

Reinforcing Europe’s resilience: Halting #Biodiversity loss and building a healthy and sustainable food system

| May 22, 2020

On 20 May, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system. The two strategies are mutually reinforcing, bringing together nature, farmers, business and consumers for jointly working towards a competitively sustainable future. In line […]

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Commission approves €21 million Czech aid to support environmental clean-up of site of former refinery in #Ostrava

Commission approves €21 million Czech aid to support environmental clean-up of site of former refinery in #Ostrava

| May 15, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a Czech measure to support the environmental clean-up of the former OSTRAMO refinery. All industrial activities of the refinery, located in the Czech city of Ostrava, ceased in 1997. Despite the closure and termination of activities of the refinery, the site is still contaminated, in […]

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Commission approves compensation to energy-intensive companies in #Romania for indirect emission costs

Commission approves compensation to energy-intensive companies in #Romania for indirect emission costs

| May 12, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, Romanian plans to partially compensate energy-intensive companies for higher electricity prices resulting from indirect emission costs under the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). The scheme will cover the period 2019-2020, with a provisional budget of approximately €291 million (RON 1397m). The measure will benefit companies […]

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Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans participates in a webinar on ‘A Green Recovery: Which World Do We Want After #COVID-19?’

Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans participates in a webinar on ‘A Green Recovery: Which World Do We Want After #COVID-19?’

| May 12, 2020

Today (12 May), Frans Timmermans (pictured), Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, will participate in a webinar organised by the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University to discuss the post-coronavirus world with students and alumni in Europe, America and China. The Commission is working relentlessly and in close cooperation with […]

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