News Digest Item
11 Dec 2017

Coal Regions in Transition Platform launched

European Commission / Energy ministry Brandenburg

The European Commission is launching a Platform on Coal Regions in Transition to “help regions with coal mining activities identify, develop and implement projects with the potential to kick-start a viable economic and technological transformation”. There are 42 regions in 11 member states who are effected by structural change in coal mining, the energy ministry of the German state of Brandenburg, home of the Lusatia coal mining region, writes. Representatives from these regions will meet in Brussels today (11 December) to discuss the configurations of the social and economic change ahead. Brandenburg’s energy minister Albrecht Gerber said he expected the EU to help both financially and with man-power to execute the necessary projects and support programmes in Lusatia.

Read the press release in German here.

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