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EU green deal and how it plans to balance climate concerns and fix economy

May 29, 2020 7:42 pm

The European Commission upholds the vision of the “European Green Deal” of achieving climate neutrality and economic growth by ensuring that no investment made for the sake of recovery can harm the bloc’s climate efforts, said Manon Dufour, head of the Brussels office of climate think tank E3G.

Here's how Europe plans to fix the climate and the economy

May 28, 2020 4:29 pm

The package, the world’s greenest stimulus plan to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis, needs to be approved by the bloc’s 27 member states in difficult negotiations that may take months.

EU to unveil world’s greenest coronavirus recovery package

May 21, 2020 9:16 am

As governments around the world move from health-crisis management to plotting an economic recovery path, they’re under pressure to invest in measures that can scale up rapidly and create jobs for the millions who now find themselves out of work.

Explained: The 'travel bubble' idea that many are pinning their hopes on

May 20, 2020 8:33 am

In the Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania travel bubble, residents would be able to travel freely by rail, air, and sea without quarantine measures.

EU weighs stance amid concern over Israeli annexation plans

May 15, 2020 8:05 pm

European Union foreign ministers are holding talks Friday to work out what to do if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu goes ahead with plans to annex the West Bank.

Explained: Why a recent verdict of Germany’s top court has sent shockwaves across EU

May 09, 2020 3:29 pm

Critics of the German verdict say it could strike at the legal foundations of the 27-member zone.

EU unveils coronavirus exit plan, hoping to avoid more chaos

April 15, 2020 6:28 pm

Warning that lifting restrictions will “unavoidably lead to a corresponding increase in new cases," the commission said that this should only start when the spread of the disease has dropped significantly and for some time, and when hospitals can cope with more patients.

Explained: How euro zone 'coronabonds' might work

April 07, 2020 12:14 pm

Coronabonds: Nine of the 19 countries that use the single currency called on March 25 for a common debt instrument issued by a European institution to fight the coronavirus outbreak and its effects.

Europe wants a ‘Right to Repair’ smartphones and gadgets

March 13, 2020 4:49 pm

EU wants manufacturers of electronic products, from smartphones to tumble driers, to offer more repairs, upgrades and ways to reuse existing goods, instead of encouraging consumers to buy new ones.

European Union pledges fund to tackle coronavirus crisis, but no fresh money

March 11, 2020 9:15 am

Head of the EU executive Ursula von der Leyen said the investment fund should be financed with 7.5 billion euros of EU money and help vulnerable sectors of the economy.


Brexit: A timeline of the UK crisis

January 18, 2019 7:03 am

Britain will leave the European Union at 2300 GMT on March 29, 2019. Here is a timeline of key events related to Britain's decision of opting out of the European Union in photographs

Stop Brexit: One man's daily protest against UK-EU divorce

December 12, 2018 9:55 am

While Brexit supporters are also regularly outside the building, Steve Bray has become well-known for his tactics.


Belgium: Cameron announces Brexit deal

February 20, 2016 6:34 pm