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In the framework of the COP21 taking place in Paris, two new initiatives were launched to promote research, development and innovation in the field of energy. A group of 20 countries will launch the "Mission Innovation" initiative. Its aim is to double current spending for...

On the 14th of November, Members of the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement with the European Council regarding the EU budget for 2016. The preliminary figures are €155 billion in commitment appropriations and €143,8 billion in payment appropriations. Gérard Deprez, a liberal Belgian MEP, stressed that...

Today Member States meeting in the Technical Committee of Motor Vehicles have voted by a large majority on the second package of implementing measures to introduce real driving emissions tests for air pollutant emissions by diesel cars. The problem right now, as the Commission has pointed...

During the plenary session in Strasbourg from 26 to 29 October 2015, the Members of the European Parliament will organize several votes on emissions issues. In a first vote to take place on the 27 October, they will adopt their position regarding real driving emissions tests....

Demand for thorough investigation and cautious action During its plenary meeting in Strasburg on 6 October 2015, Members of the European Parliament have asked the European Commission to open an enquiry related to the VW emissions case. Elzbieta Bienkowska, Commissioner for Industry, stated that the European...

Conclusion of an agreement between 12 countriers On 5 October 2015, Ministers of 12 countries from the Pacific region (Australian, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States of America and Vietnam) announced the conclusion of their negotiations, started back in...

Before the EU-Korea summit taking place in Seoul on the 15th of September 2015, Eurostat published several figures about trade between the European Union and South Korea. Over ten years, the value of goods exported from the European Union to South Korea has constantly increased and...