8 October 2014

The European Commission today decided that the UK's funding of Électricité de France (EdF) to build Hinkley Point C, a nuclear power station in Somerset, was not in breach of state aid rules.

8 October 2014

The European Parliament tonight voted to approve Miguel Arias Cañete as the new EU Commissioner for Climate and Energy in what Friends of the Earth Europe has described as a victory for polluting industry and vested interests.

Members of the Parliament's environment and industry committees voted to approve Mr Cañete's appointment as the EU's top civil servant for climate change in a secret ballot.

MEPs voted against another Commissioner-designate – Alenka Bratušek – who was named as Commissioner and Vice-President for Energy Union.

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    • Land

      Measuring Europe’s land footprint and tackling the drivers of land grabbing

    • Biodiversity

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