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Fit for 55: first reactions from the CEE region

The European Commission has adopted the long-awaited set of proposals known as the Fit for 55 package. CEE is welcoming the package but several concerns were raised regarding a lack of ambitions and fundings.

EU and Ukraine launch partnership on raw materials

The European Union and Ukraine have launched a strategic partnership on raw materials, with the aim of achieving a closer integration of raw materials and batteries value chains.

EU Commission to support clean energy transition in Eastern Partnership Countries

The European Commission marked the launch of the second phase of its EU4Energy programme: "Promoting the Clean Energy Transition in the Eastern Partnership Countries: EU4Energy Phase II", which will run until December 2024.

CEE cities enter final stage of the European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards

Going green is possible, no matter your starting point: three out of the four finalists for the title of European Green Capital 2023 are Central and Eastern European cities.

European Commission and BEPA launch BATT4EU for a competitive and sustainable industrial battery value chain

The European Commission and the Batteries European Partnership Association signed the MoU that officially launched BATT4EU for the development of a competitive and sustainable European industrial battery value chain.

Island of Tilos awarded Prize for local renewable energy transition

The island of Tilos has won the third prize of the 2020 edition of the EU RESponsible Island Prize. All the winners have shown important achievements in the clean energy transition and in engaging their local communities.

Union for the Mediterranean Ministers sign declaration on clean energy transition

Ministers from the 42 member countries of the Union for the Mediterranea have signed a declaration underlining their commitment to decarbonising the energy sector in the fight against climate change.

Greece’s recovery and resilience plan first from CEE to receive the green light from the Commission

Greece is the first country from CEE whose recovery and resilience plan received a positive assessment by the European Commission: 30.5 billion euro in total, with 38% devoted to measures that support climate objectives.

Council agrees on new rules for cross-border energy infrastructure

The European Council reached a general approach on the revision of the TEN-E Regulation whose objective is to modernise, decarbonise and interconnect the EU’s cross-border energy infrastructure.

Fit for the future? The next decade of the EU ETS

The EU ETS is about to change soon. Hungary's REKK brought together experts to discuss the future of carbon pricing and the impacts of a possible extension of the system.

Council welcomes Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

The Council of the EU welcomed the Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, a clear political message regarding its commitment to a more sustainable, inclusive, intelligent, safe and resilient transport system.

Commission provides guidance for harmonised application of Single-Use Plastic rules

The European Commission has provided guidance on the EU rules on single-use plastics and adopted an Implementing Decision on the monitoring and reporting of fishing gear placed on the market and waste fishing gear collected. However, NGOs are calling to suspend the standardisation request process for plastics recycling.

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