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Food industry wants common science principles to boost trust

20 Novembre, 2015 - 13:25

The EU's food and drinks industry has developed a set of principles for research conduct that will apply to the sector.

Study: Shared housing for refugees limits integration

20 Novembre, 2015 - 13:23

Experts have suggested local, smaller living quarters for refugees. Collective living quarters are not only distressing for the people who live in them, but also limits integration in local communities, a study presented by the Robert Bosch Foundation said on Thursday (19 November).

Brussels gets tough on energy efficiency

20 Novembre, 2015 - 13:16

Brussels has ordered France and the Netherlands to fully transpose the 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive.

Commission ‘barking up the wrong tree’ on nature law review

20 Novembre, 2015 - 11:19

Ariel Brunner is Senior Head of Policy at BirdLife Europe.

Last week the European Commission published the first results of its Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitat Directives, in the form of an evaluation study produced by experts on their behalf.

Food industry focuses on sustainable sourcing to mitigate climate change

20 Novembre, 2015 - 07:59

SPECIAL REPORT / Faced with a raw materials scarcity due to climate change, food and drink giants have turned to a sustainable management in order to protect the environment and ensure their future viability.

Juncker opens the door to EU-Eurasian Union rapprochement

20 Novembre, 2015 - 07:58

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin this week, suggesting closer trade ties between the EU and the Russian-led Eurasian Union once a ceasefire is implemented in Ukraine.

US services knew four of the Paris attackers

20 Novembre, 2015 - 07:50

As EU interior ministers meet today (20 November) in Brussels to decide on new measures to improve security following the Paris attacks, US officials said that at least four of the terrorists involved were known to them.

Ex-President of Mauritania: There is no development without security

20 Novembre, 2015 - 07:42

Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, former President of Mauritania, told a Brussels audience that the first prerequisites for the development of Africa are the fight against terrorism and corruption.

29 journalists take European Parliament to court

20 Novembre, 2015 - 07:26

Twenty-nine journalists have filed 27 complaints with the European Court of Justice against the European Parliament, which allegedly refused to give information on how MEPs spend their allowances

Vella: Construction essential for circular economy

20 Novembre, 2015 - 07:18

SPECIAL REPORT / Construction will be an essential part of the transition to a circular economy, and can also drive growth, the European Union's Environment Commissioner has said. 

Will Cameron get what he wants and will it matter if he does?

20 Novembre, 2015 - 07:11

Mark Dawson is Professor of European Law and Governance at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Mike Baab is a writer, animator and human rights consultant.

German 2020 climate targets in danger

20 Novembre, 2015 - 07:07

Germany's plan to reduce CO2 levels could fall short of its targets according to government advisors, as reported by Spiegel Online, which cited the "Energy of the Future" progress report.

The position of a powerful EU spy chief is long overdue

20 Novembre, 2015 - 06:59

Stephen Kingah is a research fellow at UN University, CRIS (Belgium). These are his views, not the UNU’s.

MEPs demand Commission propose tolls on trucks to curb CO2 emissions

20 Novembre, 2015 - 06:56

EXCLUSIVE / Fourteen MEPs have signed a letter to EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc demanding the European Commission propose legislation to impose new tolls on trucks.

Europe of tomorrow will inherit the children of today

20 Novembre, 2015 - 06:52

Jana Hainsworth is the Secretary General of Eurochild.

TTIP: The Irish case for increased Transatlantic ties

20 Novembre, 2015 - 06:47

Ian Talbot is deputy president of Eurochambres and chief executive of Chambers Ireland, the largest business network in Ireland.

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of cardiovascular disease

20 Novembre, 2015 - 06:43

The link between low levels of vitamin D and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease has been established for several years. But until recently, the importance of this link was unknown.

MacShane: The people will want to give Europe a kicking in the referendum

20 Novembre, 2015 - 06:40

In the margins of public debate at the Bozar concert hall in Brussels organised by the French weekly l’OBS, and the Belgian dailies De Standaard and Le Soir, the author of ">

European housing crisis: Left out in the cold

20 Novembre, 2015 - 06:23

Ruth Owen is a policy coordinator at the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) and Marc Uhry is Head of Europe at the Fondation Abbé Pierre.

Schulz on collision course with Cameron over national parliaments' role

20 Novembre, 2015 - 06:18

European Parliament President Martin Schulz has said he is in favour of giving a greater role to national parliaments in EU decision-making, one of the key demands of David Cameron seeking a renegotiation of the UK’s EU membership, but it has to be exercised towards national governments not EU in