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.

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
Emissions Reduction Targets:The emissions reduction target would increase by 18%, to require 61% emissions reductions by 2030 compared to 2005 Read more
by Julia Wild Not mentioned.Definition for mobility poverty was added, referring to households that face high transport costs and/or limited Read more
by Reinout Debergh Only flights within the European Economic Area (EEA) and those to the UK and Switzerland are coveredScope Read more
By Maria Constantinescu For the average emissions of the new passenger car fleet the new EU fleet-wide target is equal Read more
On April 20, 2022, the following was covered: Mending EU gas policy was discussed and fast-tracked for negotiations; Purchasing a Read more
Certain commodities (maize and rubberware) are increasing deforestation and need urgent regulation. Indigenous people highly rely on forest ecosystems and Read more
The Social Climate Fund was set up to cushion the impacts of the extended ETS and direct investment into energy. Read more