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(Eyes On Europe) Interview of MEP Svenja Hahn

Ms Svenja has been a member of the European Parliament since June 2019, after the European elections. Coming from Hamburg, Germany, she did a master in media studies before joining the ALDE group as an executive member. In parallel, she joined the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) in 2014, becoming the President last year. Today she deals with European affairs and challenges at the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) and the Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (DASE) inter alia.

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(Eyes on Europe) Can we preserve the earth and capitalism ?

“Economic growth” is one of the most touted objectives of governments and companies around the world and seems to be a prerequisite of capitalism. Yet, we know that resources on our planet are limited, and the current economic system seems to lead humanity into a dead-end. Is capitalism in itself a contradiction to a sustainable economic system?

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(Eyes on Europe) Financement de la transition écologique: un plan Marshall pour le climat

En cette période pré-électorale, la majorité de l’opinion publique s’accorde sur la nécessité d’en faire plus en matière climatique. Mais lorsque vient le moment d’agir, certains responsables politiques se retranchent derrière l’argument du coût de la transition écologique. Pourtant, de nombreuses solutions existent pour la financer. Parmi d’autres, le Pacte européen Finance-Climat, un plan Marshall pour le climat qui entend mobiliser la création monétaire.

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(Eyes on Europe) The political entrepreneurship of the Juncker Commission on the Energy and Environment Policy

Energy policy has been at the heart of the creation of a European community through the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM). However, member states’ reluctance has long limited the competence of the European Union in this domain. The Juncker Commission has brought together climate and energy policies and gave special importance to this issue, returning it to the forefront of the European scene.

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