Shell successfully lobbied to undermine European renewable energy targets ahead of a key agreement on emissions cuts reached in October last year, newly released documents reveal.
At the time of the deal European commission president, Jose Manuel Barroso, said: “This package is very good news for our fight against climate change.” Adding: “No player in the world is as ambitious as the EU.”
The EU not only has a great responsibility to demonstrate legal and sustainable seafood supply chains to its consumers. It must ensure that its access to abundant seafood does not rob more vulnerable communities, of their own, writes Eszter Hidas.
Eszter Hidas is EU Policy Officer for WWF Smart Fishing Initiative’s Illegal Fishing project
French President François Hollande has met with both the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, and Ilham Aliyev, the President Azerbaijan, against the background of reports of renewed violence in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Hollande visited Armenia on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide on 24 April, and was in Azerbaijan on 25 April.
The Juncker Plan is a golden opportunity to deliver investment and prosperity to the areas that need them most, argues Ingrid Holmes.
The impact of a UK exit of the European Union would hit Britain harder than Germany or the rest of Europe, warns the Bertelsmann Stiftung, saying 'Brexit" could shave off 14% of the country's 's GDP.
With the British general election on a knife edge, and the chances of a referendum on EU membership a distinct possibility, German think tank Bertelsmann Stiftung issued a stark warning.
SPECIAL REPORT / The EU executive is set to launch a broad consultation on the state of the internal market for financial services to gauge how fragmented it is and what can be done to encourage more cross-border activity in the insurance sector.
Final preparations are still under way and the format of the consultation has not yet been agreed internally – although a so-called "green paper" is likely – an EU official told EurActiv.
A leftist moderate promising to press for a peace deal in ethnically-split Cyprus swept to victory in a Turkish Cypriot presidential election runoff yesterday (26 April).
Mustafa Akıncı, standing as an independent, won 60.3% of the votes. His rival was incumbent president Derviş Eroğlu, a conservative elected five years ago.
Akıncı, 67, has said he would work with fresh urgency to find a peace deal on Cyprus, split in a 1974 Turkish invasion that was triggered by a short-lived Greek-inspired coup aimed at union with Greece.
Model 720, the anti-fraud law passed by the Spanish Government in 2012, has claimed its first high profile victim. Rodrigo Rato, the former director of the International Monetary Fund, as well as First Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of the Economy, is being investigated. EurActiv Spain reports.
Since the legislation was first put in place, an estimated 124,500 million euros in foreign accounts, of 197,000 Spanish taxpayers, have come to light.
Many US companies are failing to comply with a law against financing armed movements active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo through the purchase of "conflict minerals," according to a new study.