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Forest fires in EU

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5.6.2020 – To prepare for the risk of forest fires during the upcoming summer, the EU is further reinforcing its European fleet of firefighting aircraft under the rescEU system. The EU is financing purchases by the Swedish government of 2 new firefighting airplanes to add to the reserve. This adds up to a total of [...]

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Eurostat – renewable energy in EU

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24.1.2020 Share of renewable energy in the EUup to 18.0%. TwelveMember Stateshave reached a share equal to or above their 2020 targetIn 2018, the shareof energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumptionreached18.0%in the European Union(EU),up from 17.5% in 2017and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the [...]

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Fires in the EU

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24.7.2018 – The Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre is working 24/7 and is in constant contact with the authorities of Greece, Sweden and Latvia which have all requested EU support following the unprecedented forest fires which are raging across Europe. Following the devastating fires in Greece, President Juncker spoke to President of the Hellenic Republic, [...]

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Migration to Sweden

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On Friday 9 October, Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Luxembourg Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn traveled to Italy, accompanied by Interior Minister Angelino Alfano. They met with the first group of asylum seekers to volunteer for protection in another Member State under the new relocation scheme proposed by the Commission, prior [...]

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Sweden in Crisis

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STOCKHOLM – After decades of adherence to more or less stable rules and predictable patterns, Swedish politics has entered uncharted territory in recent weeks. Many are shocked that the government collapsed and had to call a new election only two months after taking office. After all, Sweden had been a rare beacon of success in [...]

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