EU Green Deal

National governments are not taking EU climate targets seriously

On Tuesday 6 February, the European Commission will present its long-awaited proposal for an EU 2040 emissions reduction target. The…

Can EU green manufacturers ever compete with low-cost imports?

Economic security – an idea that encompasses a broad set of interconnected elements including supply chain resilience, research integrity, and…

Despite von der Leyen’s reassuring words, the EU Green Deal is in trouble

This year’s State of the European Union address, an annual speech by the European Commission's President Ursula von der Leyen…

European Parliament mulls rejecting EU climate commissioner nominee

This summer, when the EU’s Executive Vice-President for the Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, announced he was leaving the European Commission…

Can Poland dismantle the EU Green Deal with legal challenges?

For years, Poland’s right-wing government has been threatening to legally challenge the EU’s climate policy, and this summer it delivered…

Does the EU need a 2040 climate target?

The European Commission looks set to push ahead with a plan to set an EU 2040 climate target, following the…

EU must pick up speed on climate action, net-zero watchdog warns

The pace at which the EU is transitioning towards a net-zero future is too slow to achieve its 2030 and…

Why the EU must hold fast on its clean energy ambitions

On climate action and the energy transition, the EU is sailing an ambitious course in stormy waters. In recent weeks,…

Eyes to the horizon during a crisis

EU member states have allocated more than €570bn since September 2021 to schemes designed to cushion the financial impact of…

It’s time for Macron to revive French leadership on EU climate goals

Once upon a time, a big package of draft EU climate legislation coincided with a French EU presidency and a…