News from Brussels / Week 19-25 June 2017
Last week, the European Commission proposed new transparency rules for tax advisors, accountants, banks and lawyers. The European Parliament auditioned the Bulgarian commissioner-designate in charge of the digital portfolio Maria Gabriel. The Council extended its sanctions on Russia and reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement as a response to Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier held his first talks with U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis. The Maltese presidency reached an agreement with the European Parliament to strengthen consumer protection law.
News from Brussels / Week 12-18 June 2017
Last week, the College of Commissioners met in Strasbourg to discuss a proposal to amend the so-called European Market Infrastructure Regulation and President Juncker addressed the plenary of the European Parliament on the Commission's preparations ahead of the European Council. Also, EU institutions welcomed the end of roaming charges in the EU and MEPs discussed EU cohesion policy for the next funding period from 2020 onwards. Besides, the Commission welcomed the agreement reached at the Eurogroup between Greece and the institutions.
News from Brussels / Week 28 January - 3 February 2017
Last week the Council and the European Parliament reached an agreement to cut wholesale roaming charges. From this summer on, calling home from our European holiday destination will be cheaper than ever! Moreover, the European Commission keeps gathering ideas on how to modernize the Common Agricultural Policy and launched a public consultation to encourage stakeholders’ participation. Meanwhile, the Heads of State and Government gathered in Malta to discuss the migration challenge.
METRO's programme to reduce emissions from fluorinated refrigerants in cooling systems
F-Gas Exit Programme
By 2030, METRO GROUP will have phased out the use of HFC worldwide. It has launched an “F-Gas Exit Programme” to reduce emissions from refrigerants.
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METRO AG signs Declaration on Climate Action Plan 2050
Climate action creates jobs and makes companies fit for the future
METRO AG, together with 40 companies and associations from industry and trade, signed a corporate declaration on the draft of the Climate Action Plan 2050 for Germany. With this move, METRO GROUP not only supports the efforts for enhanced energy efficiency in Germany, but also consistently pursues its own commitment to climate protection.