GROWTH - 14 July 2021

GREEN ENERGY PLATFORM – “FIT FOR 55” : RENEWABLES FROM EU AGRICULTURE KEY TO MAKE EU’S AMBITION AFFORDABLE, REALISTIC AND SUSTAINABLE

The Green Energy Platform (GEP) welcomes the level of ambition and the fact that renewable energy from EU agriculture (i.e. biofuels & biomethane) is recognised as an essential lever for achieving the objectives of the draft « Fit for 55 » package, in particular for transport, which is the most challenging sector to decarbonise. However, […]

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RESILIENCE - 5 July 2021

EU WINE SECTOR: NEED OF A WAKE UP CALL FOR EUROPE

Video During the last decades, the European wine sector has been able to keep up with the increasing competition both in the domestic and in the world’s markets. It built its strategy on enhanced quality & productivity, while meeting higher environmental and sustainability standards which were becoming an always more important aspect of the product. […]

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RESILIENCE - 7 June 2021

WINE SECTOR: CALLS FOR AID AFTER SEVERE FROSTS AND DISCUSSION OF DE-ALCOHOLISATION OF WINES

The month of May 2021 was marked by repeated calls for aid measures from countries affected by the frosts in March and April. In particular Italy, France and Greece asked the European Commission for appropriate aid. Moreover, the Council of Ministers outlined a proposal (as part of the CAP reform) envisaging the authorisation of the […]

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GROWTH - 31 March 2021

THE TAXONOMY DRAFT DELEGATED ACT – ONE SENTENCE MUST GO

For those who are not familiar with the Taxonomy Regulation, it aims at “launching an ambitious and comprehensive strategy for sustainable finance with the aim of redirecting capital flows to help generate sustainable and inclusive growth”. A draft Delegated Act “establishing the technical screening criteria for determining the conditions under which an economic activity qualifies as […]

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GROWTH - 5 March 2021

EU Rural Incomes and Biofuels

March 2021 Abstract This paper aims to cast a light on the nexus between the profitability of rural livelihoods and biofuels within the EU. In doing so, it focuses on putting the deep and structural relationship between rural labour and biofuels into a data driven perspective to highlight what is rarely discussed: the low wages […]

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