European Institutions

  • Kremlin’s Gas Threats Challenge EU Agenda and Stability

    June 22, 2022

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has cut off gas deliveries to some of its best customers in the European Union, threatening the EU’s climate agenda and general stability as the bloc scrambles to replace gas-fired power with coal.

  • EU Extends Digital COVID Certificate One Year

    June 15, 2022

    The European Parliament has agreed to keep the EU Digital COVID Certificate framework in place for another year, until June 2023, with a planned review after six months to determine wether the pass is necessary or not.

  • Euractiv: European Parliament rejects consolidated text of the Digital Services Act

    June 15, 2022

    A majority of MEPs has pushed back against the version of the Digital Services Act (DSA) that was ‘fine-tuned’ after the informal agreement that was reached in April as representatives of the European People’s Party, Renew Europe, the Greens/EFA and the Left groups have all opposed the text that was sent from the French Presidency of the EU Council escalating an interinstitutional conflict between the EU co-legislators.

  • Climate Proposals Fail to Pass European Parliament

    June 08, 2022

    A series of pieces of the EU's climate legislation failed to pass the European Parliament following the refusal of lawmakers to adopt positions on the reform of the EU's carbon market, the introduction of a carbon border tax and the establishment of a Social Climate Fund by 340 votes against, 265 votes in favor and 34 abstentions, causing uproar in plenary.

  • The Guardian: EU Faces Legal Challenge from NGO's over New Gas Projects

    June 08, 2022

    An EU plan to fast-track funding and permits for 30 gas projects is facing a legal challenge from NGOs including ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth Europe who have requested verification that the projects do not violate environmental law.

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