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The European Parliament has narrowly voted in support of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission President. She will be the first woman to hold the post and the first German in over 50 years. Read more

The European Union and the South American customs pact Mercosur are now, after two decades of talks, "very close" to agreeing on a free trade accord according to the Brazilian foreign minister. The deal is already being hailed as a significant... Read more

The European Commission's SME Instrument Programme has granted €2.5-million to Marine energy developer Minesto. The funding will aid with the installation of the Minesto technology in the Faroe Islands where it will be working alongside utility... Read more

In May 2019, the Graphene Flagship embarked on a campaign of zero-gravity parabolic flights to test novel thermal management graphene devices for space applications. The unique properties of graphene can significantly improve their performance... Read more

As the dust begins to settle on a European election, the results of which shook up traditional alliances and saw the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) and centre-left Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) lose their... Read more

With post-Brexit energy trading arrangements still unresolved and Europe’s connectivity lagging expectations, Fieldfisher energy experts David Haverbeke, Lis Blunsdon and Yohanna Weber, discuss why more attention needs to be focused on critical... Read more

The European Union has set up a new mechanism in order to monitor implementation of China's agreed commitments, with an eye to using it as a template for monitoring other bilateral agreements... Read more

The European Battery Alliance met in Brussels this week to discuss such issues as sustainable production and the processing of raw materials, ways of financing new investments and the creation of new policies to push forward projects in Europe. Read more

European companies are interested in being involved in China's ambitious globe-spanning Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) but first more information and transparency is needed before any real commitment can be made, according to European Commission... Read more

An agreement has been signed by Polskie LNG and the Polish government for the extension of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in the north-western city of Świnoujście on the coast of the Polish Baltic Sea. Read more

The European Commission has given its approval to a €385-million scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources in Lithuania. The scheme applies to all types of renewable energy and will contribute to the EU's overall... Read more

The European Union has been preparing for a possible trade war with the US in the ongoing dispute over Boeing subsidies. This week, the European Commission published a preliminary list of US products amounting to almost $20-billion (€17.7-billion). Read more

European Commission antitrust regulators have informed BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen of its preliminary view that the companies have breached EU antitrust rules from 2006 to 2014 by colluding to restrict competition on the development of technology... Read more

The European Union has launched two World Trade Organization disputes against India and Turkey, respectively targeting unlawful import duties on ICT products and pharmaceuticals. Large economic interests and important legal principles are at stake... Read more

The EU Parliament has approved new rules to create a Europe-wide market for cleaner electricity that is more competitive and better placed to cope with risks. Read more

The EU has been urged to remove ExxonMobil's lobbying access following the US oil giant's failure to attend a court hearing into climate change denial. If the high-level vote, expected by the end of April, is successful, it would make ExxonMobil... Read more

The European Commission has released €750-million in funds for Europe's cross-border clean energy infrastructure projects. Providing support to the construction of necessary infrastructure is part of the Commission's energy policy priorities of... Read more

The European Commission has agreed on and adopted the final format and visual identity of new energy efficiency labels. The labels will be applied to five household product groups and one commercial product groups and will be visible for consumers... Read more

The European Commission has laid down its money and taken the chance on climate change technologies in order to secure the coming energy transition by setting aside €10-billion for the new Innovation Fund. Read more

The European Local ENergy Assistance (ELENA) facility will receive €97 million in funding from the European Commission to support project development services for energy-efficiency investments in privately and publicly owned housing. Read more

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