EU Policy – Current Affairs

As part of the legislative process, proposed policies are discussed in both the European Parliament (EP) and the Council of the European Union. In the EP, this happens in committees which specialise in certain topics such as transport, energy and the environment. In the Council, this happens in configurations where certain ministers of all member states meet such as environmental ministers or ministers of energy.

In this section, you will find summaries of such meetings, the topics they discussed, the points of contention and the different positions of different political groups and member states.

The 8th Just Transition Platform Conference was a forum for policy experts, academics and practitioners to come together and share Read more
Both national and international climate change policies such as COP fail to acknowledge the importance of Indigenous Knowledge in the Read more
Last month’s Spanish election left no party with an outright majority. The inconclusive results coincide with Spain’s Presidency of the Read more
To deliver on its emissions reduction goals, in 2005 the EU established the European Union Emission Trading System (EU ETS) Read more
by Lorenza Contin The Committee on Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety (ENVI)’s meetings of May 24, 2023, concerned several Read more
IPM is a solution to significantly reduce the use of pesticides in the EU, which have shown to be damaging Read more
In an effort to cut pollution and improve air quality, the EU Commission has proposed new rules known as Euro Read more
Climate activists protest against the demolition of the hamlet Lützerath in order to expand a coal mine. The responsible Green Read more
by Gabriella Locati “The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Read more
by Callum Mason The prior regulation had a target of reducing EU emissions 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.In the Read more