Russia launched a new French language propaganda website on 29 January. Already available in English, German and Spanish, Sputnik is part of the Kremlin's new arsenal of propaganda tools to counter Western coverage of the Ukraine crisis. EurActiv France reports.
Despite progress made, the UN climate conference in Lima last December did not produce any breakthrough, says Jerzy Buzek. Without the joint effort of developed and developing countries, it will be impossible to find an international agreement on climate change, he warns.
Jerzy Buzek is the Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). M. Buzek was President of the European Parliament between 2009 and 2012.
He spoke to Karolina Zbytniewska, from EurActiv.pl
The new European Commission report on Romania’s law enforcement reforms has been well-received in Bucharest, as it confirms the progress made in the government's fight against corruption. EurActiv Romania reports.
On 28 January, the Commission released its annual report under the so-called Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) on Romania and Bulgaria (see background).
With the uncertainty surrounding Greek debt preoccupying political leaders, the President of the European Commission has called on Athens to "respect Europe". EurActiv France reports.