Frans Timmermans
age: 58 years
Party of European Socialists
EC Commissioner - Vice-President (Better regulation - inter-institutional relations - rule of law and charter of fundamental rights)
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Nationality: NL
Party: PES
Gender: M
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Emissions to land

Sunday, October 20, 2019 03:13:00 AM

Frans Timmermans appears to be taking his new role very seriously. As incoming executive vice-president of the European Commission with responsibility for a European Green Deal, Timmermans has dialled up the rhetoric on European climate policy, and he is clearly targeting the aviation industry.
EU climate boss-nominee eyes 2030 CO2 cuts for shipping, aviation

Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:14:00 AM

EU climate commissioner-nominee Frans Timmermans plans to target shipping, aviation and road transport to cut EU CO2 emissions by 2030 more quickly than currently agreed, he told European Parliament members this week. The plans would put pressure on shipping to use lower carbon fuels just as the....
Climate commissioner wants CO2 quotas on shipping

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 05:39:00 PM

. Shipping should be added to the EU's CO2 quota system, says future VP and climate commissioner of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.
Right intentions and promising words are not enough

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 11:10:00 PM

"It was a promising Timmermans performance. He is clearly committed and knows how to convince with words. But there remains a very clear danger that the Green Deal stays a collection of non-binding strategies. We need more concrete action from this Commission and Frans Timmermans plays a crucial role.
Full Article: Eight EU countries call on Timmermans to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 08:22:00 PM

By Jonas Ekblom. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Eight European Union states have called on the bloc's incoming top climate official, Frans Timmermans, to raise the EU's carbon dioxide reduction target for 2030 to 55% from 40%. Environment ministers from Spain, Portugal, Latvia, Sweden and four other EU....
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