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Kate Abnett

EU urges U.S. to reconsider decision to cut ties with WHO

30 May 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union urged the United States on Saturday to reconsider its decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Belgium to restart cross-border family visits from May 30

29 May 2020

Belgium will allow cross-border travel to visit family members in neighbouring countries from Saturday, in a slight easing of travel restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus, the interior minister said on Friday.

Renovation firms' stock rises on EU 'green recovery' boost

29 May 2020

BRUSSELS A pledge from European policy-makers to pour funds into energy-saving refurbishments of old, draughty buildings has boosted the outlook for the green construction sector as it seeks to shake off the impact of the coronavirus, fund managers said.

U.N. delays crucial climate summit for a year, cites pandemic

29 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the United Nations to delay until late 2021 a crucial climate summit that had been scheduled for Britain this year, officials said on Thursday.

U.N. confirms year-long delay for crucial climate summit

28 May 2020

May 28 The United Nations has delayed until late 2021 a crucial climate summit that had been scheduled for Britain this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Thursday.

EU recovery fund has 'green strings' but no ban on fossil fuels

28 May 2020

The European Commission pledged on Thursday to attach climate conditions to its massive funding package to save Europe's coronavirus-battered economies, but stopped short of banning support for all fossil fuels.

EU pledges 40 billion euros for 'just transition' from fossil fuels

27 May 2020

BRUSSELS The European Commission has increased five-fold its proposed European Union fund to wean carbon-intensive regions off fossil fuels, with fresh cash from a new recovery fund to help Europe's ailing economies rebound after the new coronavirus pandemic.

Factbox: Key climate spending in EU's 'green recovery' plan

27 May 2020

BRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro ($826.3 billion) package on Wednesday which it says will put fighting climate change at the heart of the bloc's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

EU pledges 40 billion euros for 'just transition' from fossil fuels

27 May 2020

BRUSSELS, May 27 The European Commission has increased five-fold its proposed European Union fund to wean carbon-intensive regions off fossil fuels, with fresh cash from a new recovery fund to help Europe's ailing economies rebound after the coronavirus pandemic.

Factbox: Key climate spending in EU's 'green recovery' plan

27 May 2020

BRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro ($826.3 billion) package on Wednesday which it says will put fighting climate change at the heart of the bloc's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. [nL8N2D91X6]

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