Press Release: Strengthening development and climate finance to address global challenges: the EU bank at the Annual IMF/ World Bank Group Meetings in Washington DC

The European Investment Bank (EIB), as a key player in international development, will be announcing a number of initiatives with its partners on the margins of the IMF/ World Bank Group annual meetings, taking place in Washington DC.

OPP Meeting Summary: Agriculture and Fisheries Council – EU forest strategy post-2020 (14 October 2019)

A summary of the exchange of views is now available.

UPDATED – Tripartite Social Summit (16 October 2019)

Update: the background brief has been made available.

The main theme of the autumn social summit is “Progressing on the social and economic dimensions for a competitive, fair and sustainable Europe”.

Event: LIFE at the ESP10 World Conference 2019 (Hanover, 21 October 2019)

The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) connects over 3 000 ecosystem scientists, policymakers and other experts across the world.

Numerous LIFE projects working on ecosystems-focused objectives will attend the ESP10 conference. These projects will exhibit their work with information stands and presentations.

Event: 3 solutions to finance the Green Deal (Brussels, 16 October 2019)

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UPDATED – Provisional Agenda: Economic and Financial Affairs Council (10 October 2019)

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: DCI Committee (8 October 2019)

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Climate Change Committee (8 October 2019)

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Agenda: Meeting of the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (16 October 2019)

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EP Political Party Press Release: Long-term budget: no agreement without new own resources

The EPP Group wants the next long-term EU Budget to be at 1.3 percent of the EU’s economic performance and calls for new ‘own resources’, which are new direct revenues for the EU Budget which do not come from EU Member States’ budgets.

Press Release: The EU must put inclusiveness at the heart of the digital and ecological transition

​In a debate with Finland’s Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen, EU’s local and regional representatives called on the EU to ensure all regions and their citizens benefit from the digital and ecological transitions that are shaping our societies. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted on 9 October two opinions requested by Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, which focus on tackling the digital divide and ensuring cohesion and solidarity for all Europeans.

Press Release: Local authorities in Estonia share best practices to achieve Covenant’s 2030 targets

On September 26th, the Association of Estonian Cities and Municipalities (ELVL), jointly with the Covenant of Mayors Europe, organised a seminar for local authorities in Rakvere to share best practices and opportunities to reach the Covenant of Mayors’s targets.

Press Release: S&D -A robust budget is essential for the just transition to an environmentally and socially sustainable EU, says Iratxe García

Yesterday at the plenary debate on the upcoming European Council on the 17th and 18th of October, the leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament addressed the main priorities for the S&D Group.

Agenda: EP ITRE Committee Meeting (17 October 2019)

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Joint Declaration of the Ministers of Agriculture of the Visegrad Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia), Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia on Forests, Sustainable Forest Management and Adaptation to Climate Change

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UPDATED – Press Release: The Council sets out EU position for UN climate conference in Santiago de Chile (COP25)

A corrigendum and a revised version of the conclusions have been published .

The Council today adopted conclusions on EU preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings in Santiago de Chile (2-13 December 2019).

OPP Meeting Summary: Hearing of Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President-designate for the European Green Deal (8 October 2019)

The summary of the hearing is now available.

OPP Meeting Summary: Hearing of Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President-designate for Europe fit for the Digital Age (8 October 2019)

A summary of the hearing is now available.

OPP Meeting Summary: Second Hearing of Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner-designate for Agriculture (8 October 2019)

A summary of the second hearing is now available.

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