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Civil society could force governments to stick to their climate commitments

24 Novembre, 2015 - 15:21

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".

UK poll shows slight majority for Brexit

24 Novembre, 2015 - 14:56

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.

Nestlé admits to forced labour in its seafood supply chain in Thailand

24 Novembre, 2015 - 14:26

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 is part of the solution to climate change

24 Novembre, 2015 - 14:08

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

What’s the Visegrad Four for?

24 Novembre, 2015 - 14:02

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.

Report: EU countries divert overseas aid to cover refugee bills

24 Novembre, 2015 - 12:10

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.

Commission mulls new measures against aviation subsidies from third countries

24 Novembre, 2015 - 10:58

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.

How the migrant crisis could accelerate a Grexit

24 Novembre, 2015 - 07:59

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 ">

Circular Economy package to regulate construction sector

24 Novembre, 2015 - 07:58

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.

Merkel pressured by own camp to change course on refugees

24 Novembre, 2015 - 07:56

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.

Global carbon pricing off menu at Paris climate talks

24 Novembre, 2015 - 07:25

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.

Tusk calls EU-Turkey summit on 29 November

24 Novembre, 2015 - 07:21

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).

Nigerien migrants long for pre-war Libya

24 Novembre, 2015 - 06:46

"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.

For an ambitious, inspiring and truly European Energy Union

24 Novembre, 2015 - 06:26

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.

EU's Energy Union will fail without cities and regions' help

24 Novembre, 2015 - 06:19

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.

Consumer groups expose manufacturers for collecting data from connected cars

24 Novembre, 2015 - 06:09

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.

EuroPhilantopics 2015: Trust Matters – A lever to deliver better social justice outcomes

23 Novembre, 2015 - 21:15

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.

EuroPhilantopics 2015 - Trust Matters

23 Novembre, 2015 - 21:15

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.

Belgium keeps highest security alert, schools, metro to reopen on Wednesday

23 Novembre, 2015 - 20:51

The alert level for Brussels would remain at the highest level four while in the rest of the country it would stay at three.

Europe’s sustainable biomass potential is substantial

23 Novembre, 2015 - 17:27

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.