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EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities

As part of the European Green Deal, an EU taxonomy has been implemented to help the region reach its climate and energy targets. The initiative will make it easier for investors to make greener choices, and shift the focus onto sustainable growth concerning the economy, business, and society including health care. It will determine which activities and projects are classified as environmentally sustainable. In theory this should prevent greenwashing, and create security for investors, as well as scaling up sustainable investment. It is hoped that this scheme will inspire other countries to start their own taxonomies. However, there is much controversy around around the fact that nuclear energy and natural gas were included as greenwashing.

EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities
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EU policy on energy and environment

As the previous world leading importer of oil and gas in 2007, find out how much progress the EU has made in implementing policies to reach its Paris Agreement targets. Does the fossil fuel industry have a hand in which projects are approved? Where is EU funding going? Find out more here.

EU policy on energy and environment
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European refugee crisis

The ongoing conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis happening in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq, have mad these places (other others) unsafe for citizens. Since 1995 we have witnessed huge numbers of people arriving from the Mediterranean Sea or overland from SE Europe. Discover the causes, positive stories, and how you can help here.

European refugee crisis
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VE-Day 2020

On the 8th May 2020, we celebrate the Victory in Europe Day and 75 years since the end of the Second World War and the Liberation from National Socialism. Around 60 Million People died in this War and many others were traumatized or displaced. Lets use this day to commemorate the many victims and recognize the significant danger of fascist ideology. So this will never happen again.

VE-Day 2020
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Eurozone debt crisis

Starting back in 2009, Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Cyprus began a trend of falling into debt, and looking to the ECB, IMF, and other EU countries for help. Unemployment rates rocketed, and economic growth was stifled. This led to the implementation of austerity measures all over Europe. Find more information, country by country here.

Eurozone debt crisis
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