The Paris climate agreement, which global leaders hope to sign at the end of the COP21, has already caused heated exchanges between Washington and Paris. On 11 November, the American Secretary of State said he did not think it would be "legally binding".
A small majority of Britons want to leave the European Union, according to a new opinion poll released on Tuesday (24 November).
Fifty-two percent of 2,000 people polled by ORB International last week said they thought Britain should leave and 48 percent said it should remain.
Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestlé’s supply chains.
Nuclear energy can be considered a low carbon energy source which provides a solution to the challenge of meeting the increasing global demand for electricity, writes Jean-Pol Poncelet.
Jean-Pol Poncelet is Director General of FORATOM
With the new right-wing government in Poland, the V4 may be perceived as a new ‘nay’ club in the EU. However, research shows that that the Visegrad Group, composed of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, should prioritise its relations with Germany, writes Vít Dostál.
A report published on Tuesday (24 November) by CONCORD, the European NGO confederation for relief and development, documents an emerging trend amongst member states to divert aid budgets from sustainable development to domestic costs associated with hosting refugees and asylum seekers.
The issue of subsidies and “unfair pricing” in the aviation sector will be an “important” part of the upcoming talks with Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, according to the latest draft of the aviation package seen by EurActiv.
Since Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia aren’t allowing economic refugees to enter their territory, there is now the potential for large numbers to end up stuck in Greece, empowering the far right, according to ">
Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella wants to make construction one of the pillars of the Circular Economy—a goal backed by the European Cement Association, Cembureau. “We are central to the Circular Economy,” said Cembureau President Daniel Gauthier.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from her own conservatives yesterday (23 November) to change course on her open-door refugee policy after an affront by the leader of her Bavarian allies drove up tensions in her ruling coalition.
Climate experts say the need to agree on a global carbon price to cut pollution and aid clean technologies is a no-brainer, and yet the topic will have no place at the upcoming Paris climate talks.
European Union leaders and the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will meet in Brussels on Sunday (29 November) to discuss refugee issues and improving relations between the EU and Ankara, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk tweeted on Monday (23 November).
"Libya was much better, there wasn't a difference between rich and poor. Food was cheap and we could earn money. The West brought chaos.
Antoine Guillou is the energy and climate coordinator at the think tank Terra Nova. Christophe Schramm is a former advisor to the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.
SPECIAL REPORT / Unless it recognises and supports the role of cities and regions, the European Union’s Energy Union strategy is doomed to failure, campaigners have warned.
Many new cars models are linked to the Internet. But according to a new study, drivers are often not aware of where their personal data ends up.
Highlights of the 2015 EuroPhilantopics event in Brussels. Jointly organised by BOZAR, DAFNE, EFC, EVPA and NEF, 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.
Europe is facing one of its greatest political challenges in decades. The daily newsfeed of yet another tragedy on the shores of Europe and the increasing number of migrants are bending the EU’s decision-making framework to the breaking point.
The alert level for Brussels would remain at the highest level four while in the rest of the country it would stay at three.
Sufficient sustainable biomass can be produced within European borders to drive major bioeconomy development and all that is needed is recognition of this latent potential and enabling public policies, writes Zoltán Szabó.