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Thursday, September 17 • 12:00 - 13:15
Europe beyond coal – are we there yet?

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In Greece, policymakers have always treated coal as a “national fuel”, and the country has persistently attempted to exempt itself from the environmental targets set by the EU. Germany announced it would spend billions to quit coal — but not for another 18 years. Why is it so expensive and politically complicated to phase out of coal? And why is it important to cover the coal phase-out? We'll get an insight from two EU countries that differ in size, politics and energy policies.

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Jelena Prtoric

Journalist, Arena for Journalism in Europe

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Yannis-Orestis Papadimitriou

Journalist, The Manifold
Journalist from Greece and a member of The Manifold, a team of investigative journalists based in Athens, Nicosia and London whose work has been featured in Al Jazeera English, Deutsche Welle and the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. Co-creator of The Manifold Files, a digital... Read More →

Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00 - 13:15 CEST