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Commission imposes countervailing duties on #IndonesianBiodiesel

Commission imposes countervailing duties on #IndonesianBiodiesel

| August 14, 2019

The European Commission has imposed countervailing duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidized biodiesel from Indonesia. The measure aims to restore a level-playing field for EU biodiesel producers. The Commission’s in-depth investigation found that Indonesian biodiesel producers benefit from grants, tax benefits and access to raw materials below market prices. This inflicts a […]

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#JunckerPlan supports €50 million EIB loan for #CircularEconomy business in the Netherlands

#JunckerPlan supports €50 million EIB loan for #CircularEconomy business in the Netherlands

| July 31, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending Dutch company Boels Rental €50 million to acquire new vehicles, machinery and related equipment for its rental and leasing activities. The loan is guaranteed by the Juncker Plan’s European Fund for Strategic Investments, which allows the EIB Group to invest in more and often higher risk operations. Through […]

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Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

| July 25, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen won’t assume the European Commission presidency for another four months, but the battle that will define her tenure is already underway. After years of sluggish European progress on climate change, Von der Leyen has committed herself to a bold new ‘Green Deal’, with the goal of securing carbon neutrality by 2050. […]

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#CircularEconomy – Time to unleash power of consumers, urges #EESC

#CircularEconomy – Time to unleash power of consumers, urges #EESC

| July 25, 2019

So far, actions to boost the development of a circular economy in Europe have centred on production, getting industries to introduce circular business models and bring circular options to the market. Now conditions are ripe for getting consumers involved, and empowering them to make sustainable purchasing choices in their daily lives, says an EESC report […]

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Splish, splash! Swimming safely in #EuropeanWaters this summer

Splish, splash! Swimming safely in #EuropeanWaters this summer

| July 24, 2019

Europeans can safely enjoy a swim this summer as 96% of bathing sites meet minimum quality requirements set out under EU rules. Some 85% of bathing sites monitored across the EU in 2018 are judged as excellent in the European Environment Agency’s annual report, meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and […]

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Commission steps up EU action to protect and restore world’s #Forests

Commission steps up EU action to protect and restore world’s #Forests

| July 24, 2019

The European Commission has adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world’s forests, which host 80% of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world’s population, and are vital to our efforts to fight climate change. The reinforced approach addresses both […]

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European Union presents its progress towards #SustainableDevelopment

European Union presents its progress towards #SustainableDevelopment

| July 22, 2019

At the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global road map for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at its core. A dedicated event […]

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