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Circular Economy: The future of Europe?

18 November, 2015 - 16:13

In the European Union, households alone generate 200 million tonnes of waste per year.  That is why “we cannot get away from waste

Remember Paris!

18 November, 2015 - 14:24

If being European is not able to inspire, then it is only right that Europe is occupied by a culture which can, writes Žiga Turk.

COP21 will end a decade of failed climate finance

18 November, 2015 - 13:53

The climate negotiations triggered by the Paris agreement will be accompanied by a spring cleaning of the UN's climate action programmes. Starting with the offshoots of the Kyoto Protocol.

Commission ‘pre-emptive strike’ puts cap on EU energy efficiency targets

18 November, 2015 - 13:42

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission’s decision to effectively cap any increase to the EU’s energy efficiency targets was branded a “pre-emptive strike” today (18 November) against the European Parliament, which would curb any effort by MEPs to boost the 2030 goals.

Artful wording to allow Germany to impose a limit on refugee numbers

18 November, 2015 - 12:36

On Friday (20 November), the CSU party conference will begin, but the CDU seems to have beaten them to the punch this time.

EU-Japan FTA: Why negotiations are far from over

18 November, 2015 - 12:34

Hopes that the three year-old negotiations between the EU and Japan towards a free trade agreement could be finalised by the end of this year are fading, writes Iana Dreyer.

Iana Dreyer is a trade expert and the editor of Borderlex.

The answer to Europe’s refugee crisis lies abroad

18 November, 2015 - 11:01

Nicholas Rutherford is Event Director for AidEx, the leading forum for the international aid and development community to discuss how to improve the efficiency of aid delivery, taking place at Brussels Expo on 18 and 19 November.

Commission outlines Energy Union legislative path

18 November, 2015 - 10:40

Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič unveiled the executive's plans for laying the foundations of the Energy Union, until the end of its term in 2019.

Energy efficiency must be made an infrastructure priority

18 November, 2015 - 07:18

Ada Ámon is a senior associate and Ingrid Holmes is a director at climate change think-tank E3G.

Cleaner fuels are necessary to tackle climate change

18 November, 2015 - 07:17

Géraldine Kutas is Head of International Affairs at the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA).

EU unblocks novel foods entry into European market

18 November, 2015 - 07:13

EU Agriculture Ministers and the European Parliament put an end on Monday (16 November) to an eight-year-long deadlock on novel foods, adopting a new regulation that is expected to help the innovation-driven products enter the EU market.

EU-Turkey: A timely starting point

18 November, 2015 - 07:11

The past year has seen an important change from stalemate to strategic thinking in the relationship between the EU and Turkey, writes Samuel Doveri Vesterbye.

Samuel Doveri Vesterbye is EU representative for the NGO Young Friends of Turkey.

How teachers turn Europe into a leading hub for innovation and research

18 November, 2015 - 07:05

Marc Durando is the executive director of European Schoolnet, a network of 31 European Ministries of Education.

Czech president attends anti-Islam rally on Velvet Revolution anniversary

18 November, 2015 - 07:03

Milos Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic, attended a rally against refugees and Islam in Prague on Tuesday (17 November) on the anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution, which peacefully toppled Communism in then Czechoslovakia.

Food giants shoot for 100% renewable energy target

18 November, 2015 - 06:54

But few of them have a specific deadline, while some still heavily rely on biomass, which is controverisal, because of potential competition with food crops.

EU urgently needs new neighbourhood policies

18 November, 2015 - 06:52

There will never be a common foreign and security policy worthy of the name unless the EU manages to redefine its neighbourhood policies, writes Michael Leigh.

France and Russia fight as allies in Syria

18 November, 2015 - 06:43

France and Russia bombed Islamic State targets in Syria yesterday (17 November), punishing the group for attacks in Paris and against a Russian airliner that together killed 353 people, and made the first tentative steps toward a possible military alliance.

Policy convergence hands opportunity to construction industry

18 November, 2015 - 06:33

SPECIAL REPORT / Europe’s construction industry can provide part of the answer to many of the European Union’ economic and environmental concerns.

OECD agrees deal to restrict financing for coal technology

18 November, 2015 - 06:20

Representatives of the world's richest countries agreed a deal to end export credits for inefficient coal plant technology to take effect in January 2017, with a review in 2019 that could allow the deal to be strengthened.