Catégorie Climate change

Former policy chiefs warn EU over hunt for non-Russian fossil fuels

By Reuters  •  Updated: 04/05/2022 – 11:40 By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS -The European Union must avoid locking itself into years of dependence on fossil fuels as it races to replace Russian oil and gas with supplies from other countries, 11 former EU policy chiefs have said in a letter to the bloc’s current leadership. The European Commission will this month unveil […]

La sortie de l’UE des énergies russes ne doit pas la rendre dépendante des combustibles fossiles d’autres pays, alertent onze ex-commissaires européens

Bruxelles, 03/05/2022 (Agence Europe) Onze anciens commissaires européens ont adressé une lettre commune à la Commission européenne, mardi 3 mai, afin de lui demander de veiller à ce que les actions à court terme visant à sortir l’Union européenne de sa dépendance à l’égard des combustibles fossiles russes n’enferment pas l’UE dans une dépendance à l’égard […]

REPORT SAYS EU MIRROR CLAUSES ARE POSSIBLE — BUT NEED JUSTIFYING

The EU could unilaterally impose mirror clauses on its trade partners, but only if there’s a very strong legal basis for doing so. That’s according to a new report set to be published today by the Brussels-based think tank Europe Jacques Delors — shared exclusively with POLITICO and available here. It sketches out a legal analysis […]

GRAPE 2: A narrow path for EU agri-food mirror measures?

The purpose of this paper is to provide a legal analysis of the relevant international trade agreements and case law, as well as to sketch out the scope of EU action on the matter. The EU can adopt any sustainability measure for agri-food production it deems appropriate, but it needs to be able to justify […]

Pascal Lamy: «Il y aura encore des escalades de souffrance en Ukraine»

Grand observateur de l’actualité et des tendances mondiales, Pascal Lamy ne cache pas ses inquiétudes par rapport à la guerre en Ukraine, face à la montée des nationalismes ou encore la guerre commerciale entre la Chine et les Etats-Unis. La rivalité entre ces deux puissances est dangereuse pour la paix dans le monde, prévient-il Pascal […]

GT8 – Domestic and International Aspects of the EU CBAM: Two sides of the same coin

GT8 – Domestic and International Aspects of the EU CBAM: Two sides of the same coin Since the European Commission issued a proposal for an EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) in July 2021, debates in the European Parliament and the Council have been underway and are expected to be long and lively, positions having […]