Finland Supports 55% GHG Emissions Reduction for 2030

Finnish Industries says it has identified five conditions that need to be in place to successfully achieve the 2030 emissions reduction target.  Achieving a more ambitious EU 2030 target will however require companies to make unprecedented investments – and within less than a decade, it warns. Therefore, economic reconstruction, recovery funding and climate measures need to…

Time to Reform EU’s Revenues

The EPP group says that the time is ripe for changes to the way the EU is funded. “José Manuel Fernandes, the EPP Group MEP responsible for the EU own resources reform, said, “It’s time to reform the EU’s revenue system.  “This is urgent. It is crucial to set up the new Recovery Fund to…

Quo Vadis Belarus, Ukraine and Russia?

As anxiety rises inside the Kremlin, opposition activists and experts working in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia and internationally will speak about what they most fear and what they believe will happen next at an online event on Tuesday. Democracy campaigner Olga Zubrilova will explain what it feels like to take to the streets in Belarus in the…

EP To Vote on Recovery Plan

MEPs are set to demand the European recovery plan dedicates billions to large-scale energy efficiency programmes to lift millions out of energy poverty, in a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday (16 September).  As energy poverty rates soar due to Covid-19, energy savings and building renovations could finally get the attention they deserve, says…