Monthly Archives: January 2019

Renewable energy: setting ambitious targets for Europe

Find out what the share of renewable energy is in different EU countries, how close they are to reaching ambitious goals for 2020 and 2030. As part of the clean energy package, Parliament approved changes to the EU's renewable energy directive in November 2018, to include a new binding 32% green energy target for 2030…
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Clean energy: the EU’s push for renewables and energy efficiency

Fighting climate change continues to be one of the EU's priorities. Find out what MEPs have done to boost energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. In 2016 the European Commission presented a set of clean energy proposals aimed to help fight climate change, as well as reduce the EU's dependency on fossil…
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Pesticides in food: what is the European Parliament doing to help?

Europeans are concerned about pesticide residues in food and their potential effect on health. Find out how MEPs are tackling the issue. About 50% of the food tested by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in 2016 contained pesticide residues, with 3.8% exceeding legal limits. In the EU, pesticides and the active substances in them…
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Europe in the palm of your hand: launch of a Citizens’ App

A new mobile application, designed by the European Parliament to help citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do, is now available. With one eye on the upcoming European elections, the Citizens’ App enables everyone, everywhere to check the EU’s achievements, ongoing work, and future goals as well as…
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