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Members of the European Commission

  • RE: The European Green Deal

    Introducing Energy Labels: A new way to be 'Energetically Efficient'


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    Reaching the 'Energy Efficiency' target is one of the main objectives of the Green Deal. The EU energy label pretends to be – together with minimum “ecodesign” requirements - a success story that will be key in boosting the energy efficiency of everyday electric appliances like lighting, heating, fridges, freezers and televisions, but also products like fuel boilers, tyres, motors, transformers, converters, fans, vacuums, heaters and air conditioners. Putting energy efficiency first is a key objective of the EU, as energy savings are the easiest way of saving money for customers and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions along with the Green Deal requirements. The EU has set binding targets of reducing our energy consumption through improvements in energy efficiency by 2030 by at least 32.5%, relative to a ‘business as usual’ scenario.

    The labels will go from A (the best energy efficient product) to G (the worst energy efficient product). These are the new projected labels:


    Tyre energy labels will provide a clear and common classification of tyres performance for rolling resistance, braking on wet surfaces and external noise. The labels will help consumers make informed decisions when they are buying tyres as they will easily set their priority choice based on the 3 parameters. At the same time, the labels will drive manufacturers to innovate to make their tyres appear in the top classes by being more fuel efficient, safer and quieter. In addition to the standard label, there will be also options for including (next to the noise icon) an icon relating to grip in icy conditions and/or severe snow conditions. This gives consumers 4 label options in total. Tyres suitable for severe snow conditions bear the “3 peaks and snow” or “alpine” symbol that is also present on the sidewall of such tyres. Nordic winter tyres for use on iced surfaces will feature a new symbol that represents an ice stalagmite. Standardised tests are used to assess the performance of tyres in all the 5 parameters indicated in the label. National authorities may check the veracity of the performance levels claimed. The QR code, read with a smartphone or other suitable reader, is intended to provide additional information from a European Commission database.

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    New Tyres' Energy Labels


    The European Green Deal pretends to be the lifeboat Europe needs to stop the Climate Change, making our region responsible towards one of the main problems in our lifes. Together, united as one region like in many other times, will be able to push this forward and have the continent we all deserve.

    posted in Internal Affairs Commissioner
  • RE: EuroVoice 40 - Antequera, Spain

    Nation Name: Inquista
    Artist: JC Stewart
    Song: I Need You to Hate Me
    Link to youtube: LINK
    Vote deliverer with their image linked: Madame Marco
    Link to your flag: Flag

    posted in Culture and Sport
  • RE: Eurorail Summit - Saint Dominico, Inquista

    "I think the proposed routes and system are super-duper great. Just like any and all international travel, obviously border-crossing rules will apply to the Eurorail. If it's required, passports and other related documents will need to shown by passengers before they travel. If there's free movement between the two travel destinations, then yeah, that's a different story and passengers can travel much more freely. I just don't see why the Eurorail would be exempt from border-crossing rules. In order to make the traveling process as fast as possible, I think it's reasonable to assume that there will different lines at stations for those traveling to countries with free movement and those who are not."

    posted in Internal Affairs Commissioner
  • RE: Jean-Claude Juncker's Agenda

    24th December 2020

    • Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a Christmas message to the Europeans.
    posted in Internal Affairs Commissioner
  • RE: Spanish Goverment

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    Statement - New ASMSA President


    The Adventuranza Strait Maritime Security Agency wishes to thank Mister Michael Matheson, from Escocia, for its hard job directing this Agency. Because of the agreement between Ceuta, Islas Canarias, Escocia, Cantabria and the Comunitat Valenciana, the head of the ASMSA changes every year, rotating in a circle from west to east. The new Adventuranza Strait Maritime Security Agency is D. Francisco Martín Gallego, Councillor for Innovation, Industry, Transport and Commerce of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria.

    posted in Government Offices
  • RE: EuroVoice 40 - Antequera, Spain

    Nation Name: Spain
    Artist: Ana Mena ft. Rocco Hunt
    Song: A Un Paso de la Luna
    Link to youtube: https://youtu.be/NQ3YKiMZDxw
    Vote deliverer with their image linked: Anne Igartiburu
    Link to your flag: Bandera de España

    posted in Culture and Sport
  • EuroVoice 40 - Antequera, Spain

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    Hello everybody and welcome to the 40th Edition of EuroVoice Song Contest! This time, the European Union Broadcasting Comittee and Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) to Antequera, the 2nd capital city of Spain and a very well communicated place with the rest of Europe. Tonight, we are proud to finally host EuroVoice, and we will try to give the contest an unforgetable 40th Birthday.

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    Nueva Antequera, España

    Tonight's show will be hosted on the Antequera Convention and Exhibition Centre, which for the first time will be hosting a musical event. 20,500 people will be able to enjoy the show life, with an amazing stage which we hope all of Europe likes.

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    Antequera Convention and Exhibition Centre

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    The EV XV Stage

    This time, the EuroVoice Song Contest will have 2 hosts who might be familiar faces for many. Antonio Banderas, the famous Spanish actor with films like Picasso or Dolor y Gloria, will be joined by María Casado, a Television presenter. Both of them will try to offer Europe one of the best shows ever in the EuroVoice History. Apart from that, we will have lots of music from the interval acts but also from the competitors.

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    Antonio Banderas y María Casado


    **Nation Name:**
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    **Song:**
    **Link to youtube:**
    **Vote deliverer with their image linked:**
    **Link to your flag:**
    

    Entry deadline runs from now until 21st January 2021, 20 GMT

    posted in Culture and Sport
  • RE: Spain News Media

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    STORM FILOMENA BLOCKS MADRID AND TESTS SPAIN

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    Storm Filomena arrived to Spain yesterday from Andalucía, where it has dropped huge amounts of rain. 2 persons have died in Fuengirola (Málaga), after the Fuengirola River water dragged them. While the south tries to recover from it, despite more rains coming tomorrow, the centre and north of the country is endangered. AEMET (Agencia Estatal de Meteorología) has issued Red Alerts in Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha and Valencia, with Orange and Yellow Alerts level all around Escocia, Cataluña, Aragón, Castilla y León and so on. The coldest temperature record has also been broken in Vega the Liordes (León, Castilla y León) with -35,8 degrees, and in Madrid, people are trapped in the A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, M-30, M-40, M-607, A-42 which is completely under the snow and all the roads which head towards the Navacerrada Ski Station in Madrid.

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    Adolfo Suárez - Madrid Barajas Airport

    ENAIRE and AENA have issued a Madrid Barajas Airport clousure due to the heavy snow registered. Right now, it is impossible to land or take off in Madrid's airports, and flights from all around Europe are being diverted to other airports, such as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Valencia, Alicante, Málaga, Sevilla and Barcelona, while other flights are being cancelled. The Spanish Government has authorised the deployment of the Unidad Militar de Emergencias (UME) in Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Asturias and Madrid to help the autonomical governments and the machinery deployed on the roads.

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    Madrid's Mayor, José Luis Martínez-Almeida

    Madrid's Mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida has advised everybody in Madrid to stay home due to the risk of trees and roofs falling to the streets. However, the people of Madrid haven't heard their mayor's advise, as the Madrileños are walking by the roads which have been shot down, or skiing in the Gran Vía or in the Puerta del Sol. In Barcelona, the Generalitat de Catalunya has advised everyone to stay away from the beaches, as big waves are expected to hit the city in the next hours.

    posted in European News Consortium
  • RE: [OOC] EU War System v.5.1 – Discussion Thread

    Nation Name: The Kingdom of Spain
    Link to War List: http://nseuropeanunion.com/topic/353/the-kingdom-of-spain-war-list
    Requested Slot: (Check System thread for details) Sweden

    Reasons for approval?: Spain has been increasing its military spending since the start of 2020. Recently, Spain was granted with the license to produce nuclear warheads, as proven to be stable (a government was formed after elections) and trustworthy in terms of military deployment (never entered in conflict except in the Eastern Haane intervention).

    posted in Warzone
  • RE: Coronation Queen Victoria of Montenbourg

    Name: Mikaela Kligenberg
    Title: Archbishop of Inquista
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    posted in Politics and Incidents