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Energy, Ursula Tries Again. But…

  Gas and electricity prices have reached record levels in 2022 and hit all-time highs. Families and companies in EU are paying an extra cost for energy. After its defeat at the last EU Energy Council to limit the bills, the Commission  proposed three new measures last 12 September. One to cut electricity consumption, another

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Energy: 5 Von Der Leyen Proposals, 5 Failures today

  Ministers agreed that the energy issue is urgent, but they decided nothing. Gathered in Brussels for an extraordinary meeting, the 27 energy ministers said no to the 5 recipes of the president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to deal with extraordinary measures on energy. All decisions will be sent as new proposals to

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EU Gas Cap, Tax on Extra Profits and EU State of Alert

On 9 September 2022, a new meeting of the Council of Energy Ministers of the EU Council. On the table 3 discussions and possibly decisions: “gas cap”, “state of alert” and “tax on unexpected extra profits on energy”. Member States are divided on these three von der Leyen’s proposals. Gas cap means two things: setting

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EU Special Measures on Gas

  Meeting of the EU Council of Ministers for Energy on 9 September 2022, to decide on further measures for the energy market in Europe, where prices are soaring. In the meantime, the Council adopted a Regulation for energy consumption reduction in case of EC alert and exceptional powers in the event of a major energy crisis in

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EU Revolution on Energy

There is a double urgency to transform Europe’s energy system: reducing EU dependance on fossil fuel imports and tackling the climate crisis. EU has important objectives on climate change and the current tensions on energy market suggest to accelerate measures on energy savings, diversification of suppliers, renewables and to replace fossil fuels consumption in industry

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Biden the true leader of the EU

  Joe Biden’s visit to Europe, where he met the other 6 countries of G7 and the other 25 NATO countries, served to make it clear that the United States wants to go back to deal the cards again. Both military and economic ones. And in just one day, everyone agreed. Trump gave the impression

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Europe challenges Elon Musk’s SpaceX

  The deadline for submitting applications to the Contest organized by the European Innovation Council (EIC) the EU scientific council for the promotion of innovation, has closed on 31 May 2021. The winner, who can also be a group of participants, will receive €10 million. The ceremony will take place between November and December 2021. The aim of

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Latest EU decisions on Horizon Europe, Space Strategy, Defence Program, COVID-19 Passport…

From 26 to 29 April, the European Parliament discussed and voted new legislative documents that will change the European Union in crucial sectors. Many dozens of legislative texts have been discussed, amended and finally voted by an Assembly that has now learned to meet at a distance: 705 members from 27 countries, 2,500 assistants and thousands

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