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26 September 2016

Over half of citizens in the European Union could be generating their own renewable electricity by 2050, according to new research released today.

The research outlines the potential for citizen-owned renewable energy projects in Europe, where 264 million "energy citizens" could generate 45% of the European Union's electricity needs by 2050 – as part of a democratised energy system.

23 September 2016

Commenting on the announcement that a special Council meeting will be convened in October with the aim of agreeing the controversial EU-Canada trade deal, Fabian Flues, trade campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe said: "Public concerns cannot be swept away with a simple declaration added to CETA. The text of the agreement remains untouched and will give foreign companies special rights to sue our governments. This would hands over power to corporations, at the expense of people and the environment.

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
22 September 2016

A broad group of civil society and consumer organisations as well as trade unions call on the EU's trade ministers to reject the signature of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada [1]. The trade ministers are gathering in Bratislava today and tomorrow to discuss the ratification of the CETA agreement.

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