The EPP Group votes on a position paper in Prague this week on how to better spend and verify effectiveness with Performance-based Budgeting.
Critics say this is a strategy to delay the renewables revolution.
Germany, Italy and France called yesterday (8 December) for the European Union to crack down on the illegal trade in antiquities used to bankroll attacks by the Islamic State group.
The latest draft of the international agreement to cap global warming will be published today (9 December) at 1300, Laurent Fabius, the president of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) said on Tuesday night (8 December).
EXCLUSIVE / EU member states believe the European Commission is giving too much breathing space to struggling national economies when applying the Stability and Growth Pact, and decided to adopt a more restrictive view of EU fiscal rules, according to an official paper seen by EurActiv.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump yesterday (8 December) defended his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, comparing his plan to the World War Two detainment of Japanese-Americans in an attempt to dismiss growing outrage from around the world.
Steven Blockmans is a senior research fellow at CEPS, the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly yesterday (8 December) to tighten restrictions on travel to the United States by citizens of 38 nations who are allowed to enter the country without obtaining a visa.
Peter Van Elsuwege is professor of European Union law at Ghent University.
The European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs has insisted on its right to hear from the deposed Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra.
The President of the Committee of the Regions yesterday (8 December) took a swipe at leaders struggling to reach a deal to cap global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, while hailing the efforts of mayors to save the planet.
State Secretary for Environment Jochen Flasbarth (SPD) has been in attendance at the COP21 summit, to take part in talks about development projects. Flasbarth will address the financial situation with Gabon's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet.
"Just to make it clear, we are not asking for more money... just for access to it!"
At its latest administrative council meeting, the AX (the alumni association of the École Polytechique, in Paris) authorised the creation of a think tank dedicated to climate change, baptised X-Climat.
Finland is looking to experiment in 2017 with a basic monthly income for Finns, a universal and unconditional monthly payment seen as a way to reform the welfare system and cut spending, Finnish authorities said Tuesday.
While many Spanish NGOs and the national Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) consider the European Year for Development (EYD2015) a positive initiative, other voices are critical. EurActiv Spain reports.
Poland and Lithuania launched the first spot power transactions yesterday (8 December) at a new electricity cross-border link that will increase Poland's import capacity, Polish power grid operator PSE said.
A financial-transaction tax (FTT) is intended to recover some of the public money used to support banks, to curb speculative trading and to unify the various levies already charged in several EU countries.
With the refugee crisis, the French are testing the limits of assimilation as a model of integration, while the Netherlands is grappling with a growing distance between Dutch identity and 'Dutch tolerance’, writes Eline Chivot.
One of the big achievements of the COP21 so far has been to broaden the appeal of carbon markets beyond Europe’s borders, and deepen their acceptance as a mechanism for the management of CO2 emissions.