Climate Action Commissioner Hedegaard on EU Emissions Trading System

Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard on the European Union’s ETS (Emissions Trading System).

Commissiona Hedegaard begins with wholeheartedly defending the ETS, stating that ‘it is so far the best solution the world has ever seen and it does make a huge difference’. One of the debated topics in this area are the unused emission allowances, which have not been sold or distributed to industry. The Commissioner shares her idea to make use of these left-overs in an innovation accelerator, as part of which the Commission will give more to those companies, which come up with new solutions to Europe’s problems. She concludes by saying ‘we really need more innovation in Europe and we really need to reward those daring to take the first step in an innovative field’.

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EC President Jean-Claude JUNCKER receives the Bridge-Builder Award

EC President Jean-Claude JUNCKER receives the Bridge-Builder Award

[embed]https://youtu.be/lSCMAzZqiz0[/embed] Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, receives the Bridge-Builder Award presented by the American Chamber of Commerce

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s Statement on Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s Statement on Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, made an official statement regarding the Brexit deadline on Apr. 3rd. "The Withdrawal Agreement is and has always been a compromise. A fair

Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier’s Statement on Brexit

Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier’s Statement on Brexit

Press conference opening remarks by Michel Barnier following the General Affairs Council. During the General Affairs Council, Barnier outlined the state of play in the Brexit process, on which the ministers