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Past articles by Sam:

Sweden set to be world's first country to target consumption-based emission cuts

A deal between Sweden's political parties positions the country to take responsibility for the carbon footprint of imported goods → Read More

Four countries pledge night-train nirvana in Europe

Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland agreed to boost night-train services on their rail networks on Tuesday (8 December), with a host of new services connecting cities across Europe due to launch at the end of 2021. → Read More

Lufthansa to debut virus-free flights

German airline Lufthansa will offer customers on select flights the option of a free coronavirus test prior to departure, as part of a pilot scheme aimed at perfecting new hygiene protocols and operating "100% negative tested passengers". → Read More

Russia warns EU against carbon border tax plan, citing WTO rules

As Brussels gets serious about imposing levies on imports from polluting countries, Moscow argues such measures create unfair barriers to trade → Read More

Dutch do Danish deal to hit clean power target

The Netherlands agreed on Friday (19 June) to pay Denmark €100 million as part of an arrangement that will allow the Dutch government to declare at least 8 TWh of Danish surplus renewable power on its books, in an effort to meet its EU target. → Read More

‘Brussels has everything needed’ to be Europe’s night-train hub, say rail advocates

Belgium's capital has all the attributes needed to establish itself as Europe's hub for night-trains, according to a group in favour of resurrecting the services, which also sees the coronavirus crisis and the EU Green Deal as opportunities for rail's most romantic of journeys. → Read More

The Brief – Ad astra et altruism

Elon Musk’s success in blasting two astronauts into orbit provided a welcome - albeit brief - distraction from the grim situation plaguing most of the world. Humanity’s space exploits can tell us something about where society is going and, more importantly, failing. → Read More

Economy bigwigs rank airline bailouts last on virus recovery wishlist

More than 200 of the world’s foremost economic experts and officials spelled out their wishes for a post-coronavirus recovery on Tuesday (5 May), ranking airline bailouts last in order of climate-friendliness and long-term economic benefit. → Read More

The Brief – By Toutatis!

The co-creator of the Asterix comic books sadly passed away today (24 March) at the venerable age of 92. Albert Uderzo’s Gaulish warriors can teach Europe some useful lessons that we all can learn from - so long as the sky does not fall on our heads tomorrow. → Read More

F1 to join coronavirus fight as races are scrapped

Global motorsport Formula One is on hiatus because of the coronavirus outbreak but its best and brightest engineers are not: a new plan aims to harness their manufacturing know-how to build life-saving ventilators. → Read More

UN aviation body dumps dodgy carbon credits

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) decided on Friday (13 March) to restrict how airlines, already struggling with the impact of coronavirus, can offset their emissions under a new climate change-busting mechanism. → Read More

Coronavirus: EU will suspend ‘ghost flight’ rules

The European Commission agreed on Tuesday (10 March) to suspend rules that oblige airlines to fly empty ‘ghost flights’, as the EU tries to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy. → Read More

LEAK: EU’s draft climate law leaves 2030 target up in the air

The European Commission’s Climate Law will confirm on Wednesday (4 March) that EU countries will need to become climate neutral by 2050. But plans for 2030 leaves Europe little time to get ready for the UN climate summit in November, with twelve EU member states pushing for an accelerated timeline. → Read More

Macron’s jolt, Danube dilemma & mind the Brexit gap

Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more! → Read More

LEAK: EU charts 6G future in ambitious industrial plan

The European Commission has set out a series of comprehensive plans to revolutionise the bloc's industrial sector, with a heavy interest in developing key technologies with 'strategic importance', including measures to go 'beyond 5G' and 'towards 6G.' → Read More

EU reveals climate fund details as critics worry cash won't be enough

EU's climate chief Frans Timmermans acknowledged the €100bn pot to fund the transition away from fossil fuels was 'just a start' → Read More

In depth: The EU's plan to become the first climate-neutral continent

CHN's media partner EURACTIV takes a look at the 'king of policies' that will define Europe's future, just as the EU finally looks ready to adopt it → Read More

The Brief, powered by ESA – We’ll always have Paris

Donald Trump followed through on his threat to start pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord on Monday. Instead of lamenting the decision, we should celebrate it. → Read More

The Brief – The curious case of the missing fund

Last week’s EU summit devoted a paltry 10 minutes to climate change, as Brexit and enlargement dominated proceedings. But there was enough time for a little bit of intrigue: where did the Just Transition Fund go? → Read More

EU bank kicks climate can down road to November

The European Investment Bank decided on Tuesday (15 October) to delay a decision on updating its energy lending policy until November. Germany and the European Commission are still pushing for controversial changes to the bank’s original fossil-fuel-free proposal. → Read More