EU looks forward to Biden resetting trans-Atlantic relations
…but future relations will have to adapt to a multi-polar world where China is an ever bigger player.
EU greenhouse gas emissions down 24% since 1990: report
With coronavirus pandemic, the commission expects emissions to fall an unprecedented 8% this year.
EU moves ahead with tariffs on US but hopes for Biden change
Trade action traded between US and EU over support for aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus.
Trudeau, EU leaders meet to reinforce support of world order
Pre-US election meeting is their first formal discussion since the changeover of Europe’s top political leadership late last year.
EU leaders divided over new climate goals for 2030
Proposal to reduce emissions 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, compared the current target of 40%.
EU to tackle methane gases, boost energy efficiency
Wants to slash greenhouse gas emissions to at least 55% of what they were in 1990 over the next decade.
UK urged to conclude trade deal with EU to limit Brexit cost
OECD said the British economy will likely end this year 10.1% smaller than when it started.
EU can put tariffs on $4B of US goods over Boeing support: WTO
One of the largest penalties handed down by the global trade organization, considering which products to target.
EU takes legal action against UK over planned Brexit bill
Calls it a breach of the obligation of good faith laid down in the “Withdrawal Agreement.”
EU chief says UK can’t change Brexit withdrawal agreement
Says chances for a future trade deal are slipping away; plans to renege on parts of the withdrawal agreement dims those hopes further.
Hopes muted as EU and UK talk again about post-Brexit ties
Chances of a breakthrough diminish, concerns they could collapse in the coming weeks.
EU unveils plan to secure rare earth materials, cut dependency
Need around 60 times more lithium and 15 times more cobalt for electric vehicle batteries and energy storage by 2050.
Apple wins big EU court case over US$15B in taxes
EU Commission claimed in 2016 Apple had struck an illegal tax deal with Irish authorities that allowed it to pay extremely low rates.
EU lagging behind on climate, gender equality goals
The bloc’s CO2 emissions were reduced by 2.7% from 2013 to 2018 but temperatures kept rising
EU forecasts ‘recession of historic proportions’ this year
The pandemic is expected to cause the deepest recession in living memory