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EU invests more than €100 million in new #LIFEProgramme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe

EU invests more than €100 million in new #LIFEProgramme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe

| February 17, 2020

The European Commission today (17 February) announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will support 10 large-scale environment and climate projects in nine member states, helping Europe’s transition to a sustainable economy and climate neutrality. These projects are located in […]

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#IMO meeting: Will shipping summit act to protect #Arctic from spills and emissions?

#IMO meeting: Will shipping summit act to protect #Arctic from spills and emissions?

| February 17, 2020

NGOs today (17 February) called on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to protect the Arctic marine environment from the impacts of international shipping, by agreeing to a new regulation banning the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) as fuel by ships operating in Arctic waters during this week’s “Arctic IMO Summit” in London. […]

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#EUSummitChallenge – A budget for the climate emergency

#EUSummitChallenge – A budget for the climate emergency

| February 17, 2020

Heads of state meet this week hoping to reach an agreement on the size and purpose of the next EU budget. The outcome should tell us whether Europe is able to finance its transition to carbon neutrality.Heads of state and government will meet on 20 February to continue negotiations on the size and priorities of […]

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Vice President #Schinas and Commissioner #Johansson in Madrid 

Vice President #Schinas and Commissioner #Johansson in Madrid 

| February 17, 2020

Promoting our European Way of Life Vice President Margaritis Schinas, and Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson, will both be in Madrid, Spain, today (17 February). As part of the programme of bilateral engagement with member states to prepare the New Pact on Migration and Asylum, they will meet Home Affairs Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska, as well […]

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EU hosts International Donors’ Conference for #Albania

EU hosts International Donors’ Conference for #Albania

| February 17, 2020

The European Union is hosting the International Donors’ Conference today (17 February) in Brussels to support the reconstruction efforts in Albania after the earthquake that struck the country on 26 November 2019. Hosted by the Commission, the Conference will gather the EU and its Member States, the Western Balkan partners, representatives from other countries, as […]

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Joint statement by Commissioner for Crisis Management #Lenarčič and Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation #Eriksson

Joint statement by Commissioner for Crisis Management #Lenarčič and Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation #Eriksson

| February 17, 2020

Following the high-level meeting co-organised by the European Commission and the Swedish government on the humanitarian situation in Yemen,  Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič, and Swedish International Development Cooperation Minister Peter Eriksson, have issued the following Joint Statement: “Needs in Yemen are unprecedented. (…)  We are deeply alarmed at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian space all […]

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#Slovenia president pursues quest to find new prime minister

#Slovenia president pursues quest to find new prime minister

| February 17, 2020

Slovenian President Borut Pahor will hold more talks with political parties on 24 and 25 February to try to form a new government following the resignation of the centre-left Prime Minister Marjan Sarec in January, writes Marja Novak. Sarec, whose government only held 43 seats in the 90-seat parliament, resigned saying he did not have […]

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