News from Brussels / Week 18 - 24 March 2017
Last week the Heads of State and Government gathered in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. On this occasion, they presented a declaration, in which they emphasised the unity of the Union and their intention to increase cooperation in the areas of defence policy, social policy and the rights of citizens.
The European Parliament demands more consumer protection cooperation, as well as a mandatory transparency register for all lobbyists wishing to enter the Parliament. Together with the Council, an informal agreement was reached to set up a new labelling scheme for energy efficiency.
News from Brussels / Week 26 November - 02 December 2016
Last week saw the introduction of major proposals by the European Commission. The so-called “Energy Winter Package” shall make the EU fit for the energy transition and ensure that the climate action goals are reached. Moreover, common VAT rules for e-commerce and the abolition of geo-blocking shall further advance the realization of the Digital Single Market.
News from Brussels / Week 04 - 11 November 2016
Last week the US presidential elections came to a surprising result, but European politicians were quick to assure that they will seek the best possible cooperation with President-Elect Donald J. Trump, also pointing out that the EU-US relations need to be strengthened in a time of global turmoil. Meanwhile, in the European Parliament this week was dedicated to the work in the committees.
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.