Rhein on Energy and Climate

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At its “historic” March 2007 meeting, the European Council has solemnly proclaimed the European Union’s firm intention to cover 20 percent of its primary energy consumption from renewable sources. Nine months later, the Commission has submitted a draft directive for implementing this target by appropriate national action plans. Reaching the 20 percent target by 2020… » read more

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The entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty is widely expected to usher in a new era EU foreign and security policy. Few people have a clue of what it will really mean. Here are a few indications of what may be in store. The monthly meetings of foreign ministers will be the locus where… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein