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EU energy ministers meeting in Brussels today (3 March) criticised the absence of energy efficiency in the draft European Council conclusions for the summit of heads of state and government on 19-20 March. EurActiv yesterday reported that the meeting will centre on how best to strengthen the bloc’s bargaining power, and talks will include plans… » read more

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The College of Commissioners today (25 February) adopted the executive’s 2015 work programme at their meeting in Brussels, signalling the end of the Circular Economy package of waste, incineration and recycling laws. The package will be withdrawn and resubmitted later this year, despite protests from the European Parliament and EU environment ministers. Although long-expected, the… » read more

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