Decoding Brussels

The FES Just Climate series Decoding Brussels highlights the developments of climate and energy policy that shape the European political debates in Brussels. They untangle and explain the decisions and policy orientations regarding energy, climate, industrial and labor policy.

Decoding Brussels

31.01.2024 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal, Publication, News

Does the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism CBAM make countries around the world adopt more climate friendly policies? Or is it only protecting…


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30.03.2023 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal

Major economies are acting to combine their climate, energy security, and industrial policies into broader strategies for their economic systems. On…


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17.11.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal

Europe takes another step to accelerate the roll-out of renewables by removing permitting bottlenecks. Will this make a real difference on the ground?


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31.10.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal, Going local and let people drive change

The digital and ecological transition accelerates, and with it the shortage of skilled workers. The EU is looking for solutions, but doubts remain.


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14.06.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal

Are the measures foreseen by the EU socially balanced and ambitious enough? And what stumbling blocs sneak along the way?


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31.05.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal

Considerable adjustments to the Commission’s initial proposal took place. What happened in between and where do we stand now?


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03.05.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Energize it, industrialize it and make it work

The joint gas purchase agreements show European solidarity in action. But will this work in practice?


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30.03.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal
What does the Russian-Ukrainian war mean for the EU’s climate policy? Will renewables now be expanded? Or are fossil fuels facing a revival?

What does the Russian invasion mean for the EU’s climate policy? Will renewables now be expanded? Or are fossil fuels facing a revival?


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09.03.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Energize it, industrialize it and make it work
Geopolitical clouds are disrupting Europe’s energy system

How dependent is Europe on Russian oil and gas right now? What would be the consequences of a supply stop? What are the alternatives?


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01.03.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal
ETS 2 for building and road transport

Housing and traffic are drivers of emission. Should they be subjected to emissions trading than? Or will this cut off poorer households?


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All News & Events

| Energize it, industrialize it and make it work, Event, News

Historically, the energy industry has been male-dominated, but is this setup fully up to the task?


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| Keep cool and don't carry on, News

That's how it all comes together. Even if the right likes to twist it and present it differently: the real attack on our freedom is global warming. If…


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08.12.2023 | Energize it, industrialize it and make it work, Publication

An ecological miracle on the labour market? Or rather job losses? The impact on employment and job profiles in Europe of ecological modernisation is a…


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