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The climate circus comes to town

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 07:55

On the evening of 18 December 2009, Barack Obama and a trail of White House and State Department officials swept through a cavernous exhibition centre in Copenhagen and barged, uninvited, into a private meeting between the leaders of four powerful developing countries – China, India, Brazil and S

Regions push for ‘bottom-up’ approach to climate change mitigation

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 07:52

SPECIAL REPORT / Ahead of COP21, EU cities and regions are seeking a bigger role and an expanded toolbox to implement any climate agreement reached in Paris.

Unpublished: Turkish intelligence chief: Islamic State is popular, West should accept it

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 07:48

EurActiv unpublished this article after the Anadolou Agency's Serhat Sayat confirmed that statements made by Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT), attributed to Anadolou, were fabricated.

Russia and Turkey refuse to back down in row over jet downing

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 07:39

Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria yesterday (25 November) to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

Jeremy Rifkin: 'Number two cause of global warming emissions? Animal husbandry'

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 07:20

To address food security, the human race urgently needs to "get off beef production and animal husbandry", he told EurActiv in an interview, saying this is "the big hole that nobody wants to talk about".

Google gets 348,085 'forget' requests in Europe

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 06:56

Since a top European court ruled people have a right to be forgotten online, Google has received 348,085 requests for tidbits to vanish from search results.

US advises EU to criminalise the intention to become a ‘foreign fighter’

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 06:43

The US Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Islamic State, according to a policy paper reviewed by Reuters.

Emissions Trading System revision crucial for a climate deal

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 06:27

Climate Action Network Europe is a coalition of over 130 organisations - representing over 44 million citizens – working to prevent dangerous climate change.

French and German companies pledge massive coal divestment

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 06:22

Major European financial institutions, including the world's largest insurer, have this week pledged to reduce their exposure to coal investments and transition towards clean energy. ">

Russia and Turkey: Aerial combat and energy security

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 06:18

John Roberts is the chief analyst for Natural Gas Europe.

UK cancels pioneering carbon capture and storage competition

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 06:14

The UK government has cancelled its £1 billion (about €1.4 billion) competition for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology just six months before it was due to be awarded, breaking a key pledge in the Conservative party manifesto.

MEPs want to make internet companies liable for radical content online

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 06:13

The European Parliament voted yesterday (25 November) in favour of a report that calls for criminal charges against online firms if they do not remove material from their websites that promote terrorism.

Researchers: EU turns blind eye to slavery in Thai poultry industry

EU Active - 26 November, 2015 - 04:54

Migrants processing Thai chicken for its biggest export market, Europe, face widespread abuse by their employers, partly because foreign auditors have focused on food safety rather than workers' conditions, researchers said on Wednesday (25 November).

[Sponsored] The “sixteen plus one” cooperation will take China-EU relations to a new level

EU Observer - 25 November, 2015 - 19:15
The Suzhou Meeting is a new milestone in the development of Chinese relations with the Central and Eastern European countries.

[Ticker] MEPs call for country-by-country reports on multinationals' finances

EU Observer - 25 November, 2015 - 17:55
MEPs voted on a report Wednesday that recommends introducing mandatory country-by-country reporting by multinational companies of financial data, including profits made, taxes paid and subsidies received. The EP resolution also calls for a common corporate tax base, common definitions for tax terms, and more transparency in tax rulings.

[Ticker] Ukraine airspace closed to Russian planes, gas flow stops

EU Observer - 25 November, 2015 - 17:55
Gazprom shut off gas supplies to Ukraine on Wednesday because of payment issues, according to Alexei Miller, the chief of the Russian company. According to Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk, however, Ukraine itself decided to stop buying Russian gas. Yatsenyuk also announced Ukraine would close its airspace to Russian planes.

Kraftwerk kraut-rocked by court copyright fight

EU Active - 25 November, 2015 - 17:05

Germany's highest court was examining today (25 November) a case that erupted 18 years ago over a German hip hop artist's two-second sample of a tune by electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk.

EuroPhilantopics 2015: Interview with Róża Thun MEP

EU Active - 25 November, 2015 - 16:58

An interview with Róża Thun, MEP, during the 2015 EuroPhilantopics. EuroPhilantopics is the annual event for foundations and EU institutions to come together and consider the challenges facing people and communities in the next 5-10 years.

Euro at risk if Schengen collapses, says Juncker

EU Active - 25 November, 2015 - 16:52

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday (25 November) Europe's single currency will be at risk if the Schengen passport-free travel zone unravels due to member states reimposing border controls to keep refugees out.

Peruvian farmer takes on German energy giant

EU Active - 25 November, 2015 - 16:32

It is a classic David vs Goliath story, which unfolded on Tuesday (24 November): a smallholder affected by the consequences of climate change taking on a major European company.

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