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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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We can only deplore that businesses that are not genuinely committed to the green agenda will use the economic downturn as an excuse not to invest in it. However, the debate should not be the economy versus the environment. Climate change needs to be tackled head-on and all the evidence has shown that putting this… » read more

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G20 leaders face a number of challenges when they next meet in Pittsburgh in September. Not least is that they must not be over optimistic about the economic situation, since that could actually reignite the financial crisis with economic indicators still predicting declining global growth and contracting output. They also face the threat of a… » read more

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The European Parliament begins its tenure at a challenging time. However, Members of the Parliament have the opportunity to make a real difference, by taking steps to resolve the crisis and ensuring that the legislation and other structures that come out of it are robust and benefit, rather than harming business. The EU could provide… » read more

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