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From 1 January 2010, Spain will take over the rotating presidency of the European Council for six months and be the first of a new ‘trio’ – comprising also Belgium and Hungary- to fully operate under the auspices of the Lisbon Treaty. It will face three main challenges: improving the single market with a special… » read more

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It is crucial that a disappointing outcome from Copenhagen should not detract us from the following facts of life. On the contrary, the combination of energy dependency, climate change, and the real possibility that oil production is nearing its peak drives us towards a new and pluralistic future where energy needs will be met by… » read more

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The dual challenges of climate and economy have led to a unique opportunity to re-build the global markets with systems sympathetic to climate change. Governments should hence respond to the economic conditions by implementing measures that will encourage environmental investments and a more sustainable approach from business. The trillion dollar bailout of the banking sector… » read more

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Carbon taxes will not be the panacea national governments are probably expecting and their challenge for the future will be to use tax policy as an instrument of positive change. Using environmental and green taxation to boost falling tax revenues needs indeed careful planning by government and policy makers. An essential requirement of green taxes… » read more

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