Special highlights from EU decision making: sustainable finance and Nord Stream 2 project

This briefing includes our latest observations regarding the politics behind EU policies on the following subjects:

РSustainable finance

– European Deposit Insurance Scheme

– Nord Stream Pipeline

– EU relations with the Middle East countries

– Green public procurement (premium subscribers only)

– Carbon Capture Storage and Utilisation (premium subscribers only)

– Due diligence in the mineral industry (premium subscribers only)

РEU framework on minimum income (premium subscribers only)

Finance

Broad political support was confirmed in the EP for increasing the share of green bonds in the portfolio of the European Central Bank (ECB). Continue Reading

The national and European politics behind Nord Stream II

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At a first glance, the expansion of the Nord Stream Pipeline might merely be seen as a rather technical and legal issue. However, its wide geopolitical implications have always been source of controversies and have led to an intense flurry of activities. In fact, since the very beginning, many stakeholders have been trying to influence the final decisions that have to be taken by both the Commission and some Member States. Continue Reading