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Bulgaria asks help from European Commission to phase out coal

21 October 2020 - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov asked the European Commission to help countries in the CEE region to phase out coal

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Bulgaria’s NECP: EUR 42.7 billion in investment needed to meet 2030 goals

16 October 2020 - Bulgaria said in its National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) that it targets zero greenhouse gas emissions for 2030

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Croatia’s NECP: Renewables share to reach 36.4% by 2030

16 October 2020 - Croatia’s National and Climate Plan (NECP) targets a rise in renewable energy share to 36.4% for 2030

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EU unveils Renovation Wave Strategy to improve buildings’ energy performance

16 October 2020 - The European Commission unveiled a Renovation Wave Strategy for improving the energy performance of buildings in the EU

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Platform Initiative launched to support clean energy transition in coal regions in Western Balkans and Ukraine

13 October 2020 - The Energy Community Secretariat has announced the launch of a Platform Initiative to support the...


EU presents guidelines on Green Agenda for Western Balkans

07 October 2020 - The Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, envisaged by the European Green Deal, is expected...

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European Parliament backs mass buildings renovation, rooftop solar plan

21 September 2020 - The European Parliament has approved a report on maximizing the energy efficiency potential of the...

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CE Oltenia plans to slash CO2 emissions by 38%, but keep investing in coal

26 August 2020 - Romania’s ailing state-run electricity producer Complexul Energetic Oltenia (CE Oltenia) has drawn up a 2021-2026...

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Bulgaria: all companies set to enter the free electricity market from 1 October 2020

24 August 2020 - Authors: Dimitar Zwiatkov, partner and Maria Harizanova, associate at CMS Bulgaria   On 1 October 2020, all non-residential...

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Urban mobility will be in the spotlight in Europe this fall

19 August 2020 - Urban Mobility Days 2020, the European Commission’s first large-scale urban mobility conference, will take place...

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EU expects Montenegro to investigate Možura wind farm allegations

18 August 2020 - The European Commission expects a “credible, independent, and efficient” investigation into allegations of corruption surrounding...

EU mulls higher 2030 targets

EU mulls higher 2030 targets to ensure achieving climate neutrality by 2050

11 August 2020 - The European Commission has launched a process to assess setting more ambitious 2030 targets on...


EU to introduce plastic waste tax

07 August 2020 - The European Union is introducing a tax on non-recycled plastic packaging from 1 January 2021....

Will the EU’s hydrogen strategy undermine the climate-neutrality goal?

Will the EU’s hydrogen strategy undermine the 2050 climate neutrality goal?

10 July 2020 - The European Commission has unveiled a strategy to scale up hydrogen production as part of...


EU launches Just Transition Platform for coal regions

30 June 2020 - The European Commission has launched the Just Transition Platform to help member states draw up...


Most EU states not on track to reduce air pollution by 2030 – Commission’s report

29 June 2020 - Most member states are at risk of not complying with their 2020 or 2030 emission...

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