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EU Council to ease environmental conditionalities under Common Agricultural Policy

The EU Council gave its final green light to a targeted review of the common agricultural policy (CAP) by formally adopting a targeted review of certain basic acts.

Stricter CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles approved by EU Council

A new and updated regulation on CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles was formally adopted by the Council of the EU, amending and strengthening already existing rules.

Two companies withdraw from Romanian PV tender following EU’s investigation

Two companies have withdrawn from a public procurement procedure for the construction of a PV park in Romania, following the European Commission's announcement about a possible in-depth investigation.

EU Commission presents new recommendations to accelerate renewables roll-out

Almost two years after the adoption of the REPowerEU Plan, the European Commission is providing additional support to Member States to further accelerate the deployment of renewables.

Assessing ambitions: Commission’s recommendations for Bulgaria and Poland to achieve climate goals

The European Commission has published its assessments of the draft updated NECPs of Bulgaria and Poland, which include recommendations on where these 2 countries should raise their ambitions in line with the agreed EU climate targets for 2030. 

European Parliament approves EU common agricultural policy revision

The European Parliament has approved a review of the CAP Strategic Plans Regulation and the CAP Horizontal Regulation with 425 votes in favour, 130 against and 33 abstentions.

European Parliament reaches ‘provisional’ political agreement on air quality law

The European Parliament has reached a provisional political agreement with EU countries on new measures to improve air quality, with 381 votes in favour, 225 against and 17 abstentions.

European Parliament green lights Net-Zero Industry Act

The European Parliament has adopted the Net-Zero Industry Act aiming to increase EU production in technologies needed for decarbonisation.

Revised REMIT to strengthen the supervision of wholesale energy markets

The revised Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (EU Regulation 2024/1106), published in the Official Journal of the European Union, enters into force on 7 May 2024.

EU announces €3.5 billion for ocean protection and sustainability promotion

The European Commission has announced 40 "commitments for action for 2024" in the area of ocean protection and promoting sustainability at the "Our Ocean Conference" in Greece.

EU reinforces support to solar sector through the European Solar Charter

The European Commission has stepped up its efforts to support the solar sector in Europe through the European Solar Charter, signed by energy ministers from 23 EU countries and industry representatives.

EU Parliament adopts reform of the electricity market

Members of the European Parliament adopted a reform that will make the EU electricity market more stable, affordable and sustainable.

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