EU parliament reverses course, votes for strong action on climate with future funds for Europe’s needy regions
March 27, 2019
For immediate release. Brussels, Prague – A vote today by the Parliament has excluded fossil fuels from the EUR 320 billion European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Funds for 2021-2027, signalling a clear commitment to the EU’s obligations to reduce greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement and its net-zero emissions Long Term Strategy.
February 19, 2019
The European Parliament’s REGI committee voted on the regulation for the regional development fund on Thursday (14 February). Environmental activists criticized the fact that key concessions to climate protection were withdrawn and the proposal reportedly contradicted a vote from the day before.
February 15, 2019
Gestern hat REGI-Ausschuss des Parlaments über die Verordnung des milliardenschweren Fonds für regionale Entwicklung abgestimmt. Umweltschützer kritisieren, dass entscheidende Zugeständnisse zum Klimaschutz gestrichen worden. Außerdem widerspreche der Entwurf einer Abstimmung vom Vortag.
EU Parliament shirks responsibility for climate action in future funding of Europe’s most needy regions
February 14, 2019
Brussels, for immediate release – A vote today by the Parliament on the future European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Funds for 2021-2027 opens the possibilities for continued funding of fossil fuels, in spite of the EU’s obligations to reduce greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement and its net-zero emissions Long Term Strategy.
June 26, 2013
While the EU’s future common agricultural policy is taking shape in Brussels, it’s not just there that major agri-business interests are flexing their muscles to take the ‘green-ness’ out of EU agricultural spending.
Regional funding negotiations – Green groups warn against last minute reintroduction of fossil fuel subsidies
May 16, 2013
With the final negotiations aimed at sealing agreement on the EU budget for 2014-20 now underway, environment NGOs are warning that a last minute amendment aimed at permitting EU subsidies for fossil fuels that are devastating for the climate must be rejected by negotiators of the future EU Cohesion Policy’s regional development funds.
October 17, 2012
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May 16, 2012
The Coalition for Sustainable EU Funds supports the principle of thematic concentration in the European Commission’s Cohesion Policy legislative package from October 2011. However, changes brought forward by some Member States risk hampering a critical mass of investments in areas that help deliver on EU agreed targets by 2020, especially the Europe 2020 Strategy targets.
March 2, 2012
The letter, sent by the Coalition for a sustainable EU Budget, includes discussion points that are crucial for the future Cohesion Policy regulations. Now, during the ongoing debates in the European Parliament, it is the role of MEPs to ensure that the EU becomes a resource efficient low-carbon economy, shifting Europe’s regions on a sustainable path.
January 10, 2012
The Coalition for a sustainable EU Budget advocates that a number of amendments to the Commission legislative proposal concerning the next Cohesion Policy funds should be supported by the European Parliament and Council if the next EU regional funds are to play any significant role in the transition towards a low-carbon, sustainable European economy.