Commission and industry invest €22 billion in new European Partnerships to deliver solutions to major societal challenges

Commission and industry invest €22 billion in new European Partnerships to deliver solutions to major societal challenges

The Commission has launched 11 new European Partnerships together with industry, to boost investments in research and innovation and to overcome major climate and sustainability challenges, towards making Europe the first climate neutral economy and delivering on the European Green Deal. In line with the goals of the ‘twin’ green and digital transition, the Partnerships will also deliver on the EU’s digital ambitions for the next decade, Europe’s Digital Decade. They will receive more than €8 billion from Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme for 2021-2027. The…

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Banks too involved in fossil fuels: study

Banks too involved in fossil fuels: study

A French study shows that the biggest European banks continue to support the fossil fuel sector. A double threat–climatic and financial–which, according to the study, could generate a financial crisis, similar to that of the subprimes. While the financial world swears by green finance, a French study shows that the largest banks in the euro zone still strongly support the fossil fuel sector, through credit products or investments. Commissioned by the Rousseau Institute, associated with environmental NGOs Reclaim Finance and Amis de la Terre, the “Fossil assets, the new subprimes?” study calculated that…

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Future of Europe plenary, migration, biodiversity

Future of Europe plenary, migration, biodiversity

MEPs will participate in the inaugural plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe and discuss migration and development issues. The inaugural plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe takes place on Saturday, 19 June in Strasbourg. The Conference Plenary gathers representatives from EU institutions, and national parliaments together with citizens and will develop people’s proposals into recommendations for EU action. All Europeans can participate in the Conference by sharing their ideas on the multilingual digital platform, EU affairs. Following the approval of the EU Digital COVID…

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Football: the growing interest of investment funds

Football: the growing interest of investment funds

Investment funds in control of football clubs as varied as AC Milan, Burnley, Toulouse and Caen. What is their interest and how has financing football changed over the years? “Investment funds are only there for business. They have no business [being involved] in football!” Last April, these comments from Christophe Dugarry, part of the French team that won the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship two years, made the pages of sports daily L’Équipe. And they sparked a lot of debate. The former striker, who has become one…

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