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  • 29 June 2016

    The EU Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee approved on June 29 new rules to increase the financial transparency of ports and create fair conditions for access to port services across Europe, confirming the agreement reached with the European Parliament on June 27.  The new rules set out to make ports more efficient and ensure fair competition […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    The European Council formally adopted a new set of rules governing ports in the European Union on January 23, 2017.  The rules are aimed at increasing the financial transparency of ports and creating clear and fair conditions for access to the port services market throughout Europe. The regulation is expected to make it easier for new […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted for a renewable energy target of 35% by 2030, rather than 27% earlier proposed by the European Commission. The Parliament also voted that the member states set national targets, from which they would be allowed to deviate by a maximum of 10% under certain conditions, as well […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    Including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping on a global basis, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim said in a letter to senior European officials. Lim acknowledged that the EU had an ambitious policy for addressing emissions and recognised that […]

  • 29 May 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Transition, Vision

    The European Commission has unveiled a €750 billion recovery plan aimed at ensuring economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. The Next Generation EU fund consists of allocations for € 500 billion and loans for € 250 billion. Combined with targeted reinforcements to the long-term EU budget for 2021-2027, the fund will bring […]

  • 22 August 2017

    The European Commission has approved €45 million ($52.9 million) for the Chech plan to develop a network of refueling and recharging stations for vehicles running on alternative fuels.

  • 25 April 2017

    European Union member states approved the European Commission’s proposal to invest €22.1 million in the development of transport and energy infrastructure through its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

  • 7 July 2016

    The European Parliament has given its approval to the European Commission’s proposal to establish a European Border and Coast Guard border control system. “If we want to manage migration better and preserve our Schengen area of free movement, we need to strengthen the common management of the EU’s external borders. Today’s decision by the Parliament is a major […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    European shipowners have called for decisive actions against unfair trade practices.

  • 8 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represent over 80% of world merchant tonnage, have rejected the concept of the ship recycling license, developed by consultants for the European Commission. According to ECSA, if proposals to establish an EU ship recycling fund are taken forward, they will cause serious […]

  • 16 February 2016

    The European Commission has on Tuesday released new proposals for a raft of measures related to prevention of gas crises and better coordination between EU countries. The proposals will also “tighten-up so-called intergovernmental agreements in the energy field between EU and non-EU countries and set out a strategy for boosting energy security through access to […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Authorities & Government

    Today, the European Commission launched the European Smart specialisation platform on energy, which will support regions and Member States in using Cohesion Policy funding more effectively for promoting sustainable energy. The Platform will help regions to share their expertise on sustainable energy investments and especially on the deployment of innovative low-carbon technologies. By supporting the […]

  • 17 February 2017

    Croatian LNG project on the island of Krk has been awarded €102 million (Approx: US$108.6 million) under the European Union’s Connecting Europe facility (CEF).

  • 29 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The European Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee today approved new rules to increase the financial transparency of ports and create fair conditions for access to port services across Europe. It confirmed the agreement reached with the European Parliament on 27 June. The new rules set out to make ports more efficient and ensure fair competition in […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Project & Tenders

    The European Union signed a memorandum of cooperation with Japan to promote and establish a liquid, flexible and transparent global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market.

  • 19 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The oceans and seas that surround Europe offer new opportunities for growth and jobs to meet the Europe 2020 goals. To best tap this potential, people need to know more about what is happening under the sea. The European Commission is proposing to create a digital seabed map of European waters by 2020 by collecting […]

  • 11 December 2019
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The European Commission plans to present the European Union’s strategy on offshore wind in 2020, according to the indicative timeline set out in the just-released The European Green Deal. The European  Green Deal is a roadmap on how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Increasing offshore wind production will be essential, building […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Authorities & Government

    The European Court of Justice has annulled the Commission’s decision that feed-in tariffs, as provided by the German 2012 renewables law EEG, constitute state aid. The World Wind Energy Association explains that the European Commission pressured Germany and other governments to wrongly notify feed-in legislation as state aid, which caused feed-in legislation to be substituted […]

  • 4 November 2015

    European Union is targeting increase in liquefied natural gas imports, exploiting its diversification potential.

  • 11 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Danish renewable energy company European Energy A/S has handed in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the Omø South nearshore project of up to 320 MW on March 3. The EIA report for the Jammerland Bay nearshore project of 240 MW is expected to be handed in by May. The EIA report for the Omø […]

  • 5 February 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The European Commission is partnering with the European Investment Fund, part of the European Investment Bank Group (EIB), to launch a €75-million equity investment fund for the blue economy (BlueInvest Fund). The BlueInvest Fund will be managed by the European Investment Fund and will provide financing to underlying equity funds that strategically target and support […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Authorities & Government, Storage

    Negotiators from the European Commission, Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on increasing renewable energy use in Europe on June 14, setting a binding renewable energy target for the EU of 32% by 2030 with an upwards revision clause by 2023.